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Lost Paradise (1997)

Shitsurakuen (original title)
Rinko, the wife of an easily irritable, reputable doctor and Sholchiro, a veteran newspaper reporter have made choices in the course of their lives so that their future seems to have been ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshimitsu Morita

Writers:

Kyoko Morinaga, Junichi Watanabe (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Shoichiro Kuki / editor
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki ... Rinko / calligraphy teacher
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Kinugawa
Toshio Shiba Toshio Shiba ... Haruhiko / Rinko's husband
Tomoko Hoshino Tomoko Hoshino ... Fumie Kuki / Shoichiro's wife
Yoshino Kimura ... Chika / Shoichiro's daughter
Kazuya Kosaka Kazuya Kosaka ... Suzuki
Morio Agata Morio Agata ... Yokoyama
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Muramatsu
Chiaki Hara Chiaki Hara ... Ms. Miyata
Kumija Kim Kumija Kim ... Midori (as Kumiko Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Murakami ... Toru
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Storyline

Rinko, the wife of an easily irritable, reputable doctor and Sholchiro, a veteran newspaper reporter have made choices in the course of their lives so that their future seems to have been fully established. Both are stuck in a little job that appeals to the imagination and a blissful marriage. Everything changes on the day they meet by chance and fall in love immediately. Together they find the passion no longer present in their marriages. The fire in their hearts has been extinguished and has given way to chill. They forget all grayness in each other's arms and the more often they come together secretly, the stronger their desire becomes. The hours they can not spend together seem like days. However, the intrusive moral laws of Japanese society do not offer a place for their passion. With every kiss, the shame increases, after every banned love night the blame is greater again, until they finally have only one way left to be together . Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 May 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Paradise Lost (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Ticket (To The Blues)
By Hank Hunter & Jack Keller
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Looks great with good acting but slow and dull story.
27 December 2000 | by cla68See all my reviews

"Lost Paradise" is beautifully filmed and the two lead actors do a great job. Unfortunately, the story line is very slow and boring. But I do like the ending even thought others I've talked to didn't. As you probably all know this movie inspired a hit serial drama on Japanese TV. However, I never got a chance to watch the TV show so I don't know if the TV show was better than the movie. If you're in Japan and this movie is shown on TV it's worth watching (which is where I saw it) but I probably wouldn't bother renting it.


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