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Yoshiko Morishita (screenplay)
Arata Tendô (novel)
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Release Date:
15 September 2007 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Yûya Yagira ... Tatsuya 'Dino' Ideno

Satomi Ishihara ... Emiko 'Wara' Kiba
Kei Tanaka ... Shinichi 'Gimo' Yanagimoto
Shihori Kanjiya ... Shiomi Tanshio' Tanzawa

Megumi Seki ... Akari 'Tempo' Motohashi
Chiaki Satô ... Ritsuki 'Risuki' Ashizawa
Yôko Ohshima ... Housekeeper
Yoshihiro Nozoe
Jirô Satô ... Doctor
Tomiyuki Kunihiro
Jun Fubuki ... Tempo's Mother
Motoki Ochiai ... Kyôsuke Kiba
Kenshô Ono ... Tsukkomi
Mayuko Tate ... Girl
Kento Hirasawa ... Maiû
Tomoya Takeuchi ... Judo Club Member
Satoshi Shike ... Judo Club Member
Masahiro Okawa ... Judo Club Member (as Masahiro Ôkawa)
Naoki Watanabe ... Boy B
Fumi Takizawa ... Young Risuki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mieko Harada ... Wara's Mother
Rei Okamoto
Sansei Shiomi ... Teacher

Directed by
Yukihiko Tsutsumi 
Writing credits
Yoshiko Morishita (screenplay)

Arata Tendô (novel)

Produced by
Daisuke Oh'oka .... producer
Cinematography by
Satoru Karasawa (director of photography)

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Also Known As:
"Hôtai kurabu" - Japan (original title)
"The Bandage Club" - International (English title)
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118 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Healing emotional wounds with bandages, 19 February 2008
Author: 8thSin from Tokyo

Though slightly cheesy, this is probably THE ultimate seishun (youth love) film. "Houtai Club" is about a group of teenagers tying bandages around the city to heal emotional wounds for anyone who requests it in their website. Of course tying bandages in random places doesn't do anything, but it's true knowing someone cares do help. This film explores the idea that by healing and understanding other's pain, you can heal your own.

I usually hate this kind of cheesy Utopian ideas, but it was presented extremely well. The story is very interesting and very well directed. I've seen Ishihara Satomi in many TV drama series, but this is by far her best performance (not to mention cute). Although I thought the 2-hour length was a bit too long for this movie and there were couple of cheesy lines, it was a great life-altering film.

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