After Satoru Watarai graduated from elementary school, he dropped out of school and decided to live within his apartment complex, never to venture outside. Satoru Watari then meets his old ... See full summary »
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15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike... See full summary »
Karl Michael Vogler
Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.
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A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.
In this coming of age story, ten-year-old Kaoru's life undergoes big changes when her mother leaves home. Kaoru forms a surprising bond with her father's lover, Yoko, as she learns a lot about life during one unforgettable summer.
Since the premier of the hip and popular Japanese TV drama THE LONG VACATION, romances between young men and older women have been a hot trend in Japan. Here, we see Sei, a very sexually advanced for his age grade-school boy, who chases and attempts to bond with cute and exciting Nao, the ultimate girl of his dreams who is in junior high and is two years older than he.
Sei's parents are very out in the open about human sexuality and the fact that their son has entered the world of puberty. Gooey orgasms are produced, displayed, and often discussed -- so hide the little ones!
This 2002 coming of age tale directed by Shin Togashi was shot in Osaka, Japan, and features actual child actors (not young looking adults pretending to be kids). American audiences might notice that the film is mostly made up of long and medium shots with close-ups being few and far between. Still, GOMEN has very charming moments. It is fun and nicely paced.
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