After witnessing the deaths of his family in the flames of an orbital bombardment, a peace-loving farmer named Yamashita now faces the decision of sending his last surviving son into the very war that consumed his family.
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he heart wrenching love story between a married couple. The jobless husband cheats on his wife and has no love for her. The wife wants to go on a trip to get pregnant. This mismatched ... See full summary »
Four youths share a two bedroom apartment in a corner of Tokyo. A series of assault cases occur in the same district. Eighteen year old Satoru, a male prostitute, joins them as a new house mate. Their daily life slowly starts to change.
In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
This film is about three young ladies and four guys who are known to each other in a high school in their senior year in Japan. The guys, save for the portly Ando, are obsessed with having sex and are pretty much jerks about it. The very pretty Akie goes for Ando, liking his "man boobs", as she is particularly well endowed. Another of the female students is having an affair with her teacher, while the third is completely unschooled in being who she is (she was menstruating and had no idea what it was about and why). You follow them through this time. Its not really a comedy, though there are a few amusing scenes. Its played more as drama, and it succeeds in that vein. You get some thought provoking moments, some revealing senses of self and some closure to the story. The actors and actresses are unknown to me, but they were pretty good. The direction is also good. Not a revelation, but mostly a serious film about growing up. I didn't love it, but I liked it.
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