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Director:
Writers:
Satoshi Naka (story)
Gô Shibata (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 July 2008 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 
Ariko Arita ... Oba-chan
Toshihisa Fukunaga ... Fukunaga
Naozô Hotta ... Take
Sumiko Shirai ... Aya
Masakiyo Sumida ... Masakiyo Sumida
Mari Torii ... Nobuko

Directed by
Gô Shibata 
 
Writing credits
Satoshi Naka (story)

Gô Shibata (screenplay)

Produced by
Toshiki Shima .... executive producer: Shima Films
 
Cinematography by
Masaaki Takakura 
Atsushi Takeuchi 
 
Film Editing by
Keita Ichikawa 
Kazuyoshi Kumakiri 
Gô Shibata 
Keisuke Suzuki 
 
Sound Department
Takashi Ueno .... sound
 
Other crew
Kôichirô Iwagami .... post production intern
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Late Bloomer" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
Japan:83 min | USA:83 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Sensory overload, 8 October 2005
Author: Atavisten from Tellus

When this movie started and it was clear that Sumida-san was the lonesome man that ends in a killer rampage it looked like it would display disabled people like crazy idiots, but it does not. More its about the frustration (sexual and other) and loneliness felt by not being able to do what others around him can. He has the best possible friends/people to attend to him. This doesn't help as his demons are building inside of him.

This is so different from Huang Tu Di (which I watched the same day) you could get I guess. No more long shootings and watching the characters with their environs, here its extreme closeups, dizziness inducing cameras and seizure like editing. Music a fine mix between punk and noise. A double bill with Rokugatsu no Hebi would be suitable.

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