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Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

Baunsu ko gaurusu (original title)
The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".

Director:

Masato Harada

Writer:

Masato Harada
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hitomi Satô ... Jonko
Yasue Satô Yasue Satô ... Raku
Yukiko Okamoto Yukiko Okamoto ... Lisa
Jun Murakami ... Sap
Shin Yazawa Shin Yazawa ... Maru
Kaori Momoi ... Saki
Kôji Yakusho ... Oshima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis ... Bura-san
Shuzo Daemon Shuzo Daemon
Jun Etô Jun Etô
Eugene Eugene
Kumiko Hara Kumiko Hara
Ken Hirose Ken Hirose
Hiroshige Ikeda Hiroshige Ikeda
Masao Imafuku
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Storyline

Lisa is 16. She is leaving for New York tommorow at 11 a.m. She saved some money but she would like to get some more - just in case. As she tries to make money by shooting a video for girls-in-school-uniforms-demanding men she loses everything except her ticket. She meets two highschool girls, Raku and Jonko, professional call-girls, and spends the last night with them trying to make up the money that was stolen from her. Written by Prague Indies <pragueindies@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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A great "youth" movie...
10 June 1999 | by freakusSee all my reviews

The video I rented made the film appear to be a goofy "pink" film but this film is much better than that. It's sort of a japanese cross between "Kids" and "Midnight Cowboy". The relationships between the girls and the way they deal with life is really fascinating. Also interesting is the whole examination of the dynamic between "Kogals" ("high"-gals as in High school) and Hentai ("perverts"). It's shot in "verite" style and at times almost has the look of a documentary.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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