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Fine, Totally Fine (2008)

Zenzen daijobu (original title)
A tragicomedy about two listless friends who fall for the same girl and try to find out what they want from their life.

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Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ...
Teuro Tohyama
Yoshino Kimura ...
Akari Kinoshita
Yoshinori Okada ...
Hisanobu Komori
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Yûka Arai
Noriko Eguchi ...
Umezawa
Takao Handa
Tsuyoshi Honma
Shima Ise ...
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Keizô Kanie ...
Eitaro
Kitarô ...
Kurita
Seminosuke Murasugi
Toshie Negishi ...
Toyohara
Ichirô Ogura ...
Kotaro
Kayoko Shiraishi
Naoki Tanaka ...
Yuhara
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A tragicomedy about two listless friends who fall for the same girl and try to find out what they want from their life.

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Either Side Of The World
19 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a small film in that it is about a few people and the film just goes along slowly, but there is an unusual poetic sense to it. Teruo is 29 and a tree pruner who also delights in scaring people and wants to open up "The Ultimate Haunted House". Akari watches a homeless woman who displays dolls outside her ramshackle dwelling. Akari paints pictures of her. She gets a job as an orderly at a clinic and is a total klutz and resigns. She ends up working with Teruo's father's bookshop, as the father, seemingly needing a break from life, takes a trip. There are also side characters, including a young man with half of his face covered in a rash. This film is a seemingly nonchalant view of the human condition, of acceptance of those who are "different" and a search for happiness that may be just within reach. This is not a mainstream film, it is slow moving, with intermittent comedic flourishes, but it is very well made. You feel better about yourself after watching it and that is some ringing endorsement.


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