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Beijing Watermelon (1989)

Pekin no suika (original title)
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Bengaru ...
Haruzo Horikoshi, the Greengrocer
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Michi Horikoshi
Yasufumi Hayashi ...
Toru Horikoshi
Haruhiko Saitô ...
Mr. Ioka, the Pharmacist (as Haruhiko Saitoh)
Takashi Sasano ...
Mr. Yamada, the Real Estate Agent
Hana Kino ...
Matsue Otobuji
Akira Emoto ...
Mr. Teramoto, the Shopkeeper
Yugi Ogata ...
Bank Clerk
Ryo Okubo ...
Mr. Aotani
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Policeman
Kazunori Hagiwara ...
Yasuo Hirai
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Yumi Horikoshi
Jun Yamada
Hiromi Oda ...
Midori
Shinbo Minami ...
Foppish Man
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Beijing Watermelon  »

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A Japanese greengrocer's warm relationship with Chinese students
23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Adapted from a true story. A greengrocer and his wife befriend and aid Chinese college students over a period of years. Neglect of their business results in a financial crisis which is resolved with the aid of the grateful students. Later, the couple are guests of the ex-students who are now in Beijing. Has humor and warmth. To achieve a natural setting, The director often has several people talking at the same time and often on different subjects. When Chinese is spoken, there are vertical titles, accompanying the English subtitles.


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