Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »
A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »
Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »
A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »
Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »
A movie for those who don't need conclusive endings.
I liked this movie (7) for the kind of relatively slow-paced, minimalistic style that a certain type of Japanese movie has, and the fact that it escaped from the formula so often seen in Hollywood movies.
It definitely reminded me of the Kurosawa classic, "Rashomon" in that it presents various perspectives and possibilities, leaving the viewer to decide on their merits. Like Rashomon, there is a death involved, but the guilty party, or more to the point, who is most guilty, remains a mystery.
Well structured story line, tasteful cinematography, and a pretty cool soundtrack. Recommended.
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