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Bento Monogatari (2010)

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A woman tries to put some new life into her failed marriage by delving into the world of Japanese pop-culture. Every morning, she prepares a cute Japanese lunchbox (Bento) for her husband, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Bea Duchateau ...
Yvonne
Dirk Lavryssen ...
Frank
Bram Van Outryve ...
Gunther
Sae Nozawa ...
PEN - the Haiku Robot (voice)
Pernilla Dirkx ...
Legume Girl (voice)
Pieter Dirkx ...
Super Mega Disgusting Microbe Man (voice)
Lore Van Houten ...
Girl in the hallway
Jade Van Houten ...
Girl in the hallway
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A woman tries to put some new life into her failed marriage by delving into the world of Japanese pop-culture. Every morning, she prepares a cute Japanese lunchbox (Bento) for her husband, Frank, who works in the waste collection center. Frank is more interested in his beautiful, young, male colleague and secretly throws his lunchbox away before anyone sees it. Written by anonymous

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Lunchbox Story

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17 November 2010 (Belgium)  »

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all kinds of awesome
18 December 2010 | by (Cuijk, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This short film blew me out of my seat. It's use of color, extreme angles, surreal transformations and design are impressing. Me, as a Japan-freak, it's a treat to look at, because of all the Japan-ism's that are strewn across this flick. The story is a bit strange, but it suits the film. You can easily see that the director has a background in the visual arts and his use of Japanese imagery is heartwarming to every fan. But the most important thing is that you can really see this movie has been made by a group of very enthusiastic group of people and you can see that in every frame. If you can catch this flick somewhere, you will not be disappointed, it's all kinds of awesome!


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