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A middle-aged businessman has become unhealthily obsessed with a schoolgirl with whom he shares his daily commute. When he tries to make a direct connection with her, it creates dire complications.

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Anko
Yutaka Mishima ...
Masua Ota
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nahoko Amahisa
Ayako Hirai
Megumi Hirano
Tomisaburô Horikoshi
Kayo Mishima
Atsushi Mizuno
Akihiko Murata
Ryô Narukami
Ayumi Sakamoto
Masaya Takahashi
Chika Uchida
Satoshi Wada
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Masuo is a hapless salaryman: squat, homely, with receding hairline and few social graces. He lives with his parents and looks older than he is. He has masturbatory fantasies about Anko, a schoolgirl who rides the same train as he. Pictures of her fill his wall. His sister and her boyfriend encourage him to tell Anko how he feels; otherwise, they say, he's a stalker and a pervert. Masuo puts a transmitter in a teddy bear and contrives to give it to Anko along with a note. Now that he has ceased to be anonymous, how will he handle her response? Is the film an examination of a culture's tolerance for older male fantasy and younger female passivity or just the story of one loser? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Interesting movie, but I'm not exactly sure who to recommend it to
19 February 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Anyone even casually familiar with Japanese genre films (or anime or manga)knows that they seem to have a kind of national fetish with school uniforms and the young girls that wear them. Most of these films are content to simply wallow in this particular fetish, but some like "Bounce Ko-gals" look at the more serious repercussions for the real-life teenage objects of this fetish. This movie falls somewhere between exploitation and serious drama. On one hand, it's a serious story about a socially-maladjusted Japanese salary-man (he is not really "middle-aged' like the synopsis says, but kind of older young adult who still lives at home with his family) who becomes obsessed with a schoolgirl he sees riding the subway every morning. However, the "schoolgirl" here is played by Japanese adult video starlet Aoi Sorya and the movie certainly spends a lot more time than necessary looking up the skirts of her and her equally mature-looking friend. But Sorya does give a pretty good performance and is fairly believable as a younger character.

This movie certainly doesn't glamorize stalkers. The guy is quite unattractive and pitiful, and he resorts to increasingly desperate (and ultimately violent) measures to get close to the object of his affection. The movie takes an ironic, if pretty implausible, twist a little more than halfway through, and then takes yet another more surreal and ambiguous twist at the very end. There's some humor, which may or may not be intentional (it's kind of hard to tell), such as when the guy steals the girl's bicycle seat or dresses himself up in a schoolgirl outfit. It's certainly not very erotic aside from an occasional glimpses of Sorya's cute little butt, which you could obviously see a lot more of in her AV work. (By the way, I don't claim that dressing adult porn stars up in schoolgirl outfits is exactly healthy, but I don't think it will cause any otherwise normal people to run slobbering down to the local schoolyard either).

I'm not sure who to recommend this movie to. People expecting a serious drama like "Bounce Ko-gals" might be put off by the more exploitative elements and the fact that it's told from the POV of the unappealing male stalker. On the other hand, people who want to see these porn stars actually take off their uniforms might be put off by the depressing tone and relative dearth of this kind of exploitation. Nevertheless it is a kind interesting movie.


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