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Love & Pop (1998)

Teenage drama; schoolgirls, enjo-kosai (compensated dating)

Director:

Hideaki Anno

Writers:

Hideaki Anno (screenplay), Akio Satsukawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Captain XX
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Megumi Hayashibara ... Voice
Akira Ishida ... Voice
Kirari Kirari ... Chisa Noda
Hirono Kudo Hirono Kudo ... Nao Yokoi
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Voice
Asumi Miwa Asumi Miwa ... Hiromi Yoshii
Hitomi Miwa Hitomi Miwa ... Hiromi's sister, sitting at table
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Hiromi's father
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ... Chieko Takamori
Nana Okada Nana Okada ... Hiromi's mother
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka ... Uehara
Ikkei Watanabe Ikkei Watanabe ... Kobayashi
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It is the '90s and the tradition of 'compensated dating' is well underway in Japan. Four high school girls are engaged in enjo kosai in order to satisfy their desire for different things. You can usually find them in Shibuya district of Tokyo where they will give you their time, and sometimes more, in exchange for money that buys pretty things. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

9 January 1998 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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1.33 : 1
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If you love Requiem for a Dream, you need to watch this film
23 January 2010 | by elderesekSee all my reviews

This is one of those films that you need to watch very carefully. The surface is a very disturbing film, but deep enough, this film is a full essay on teenage prostitution in Japan... in the 90's. Now a reality around the globe. That makes this film twice disturbing...

The film is shot in a lot of unorthodox techniques that can be confusing for a western audience, but you need to remember Hideaki Anno is the creator of such mind-blowing works as Neon Genesis Evangelion, and in the same same vein, we can contemplate how deep can a teenager go in her despair to be something she is not supposed to be. Requiem for a Dream is the nearest thing you'll ever see to "Love & Pop".

Watch it. Just watch it.


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