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Barren Illusions (1999)

Ôinaru gen'ei (original title)
In future Japan, a dangerous pollen falls upon Tokyo, endangering its populace. Two people volunteer to become tests subject for a drug that could possibly provide a cure.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Credited cast:
Shinji Aoyama
Shirô Atami Shirô Atami
Shingo Ichizawa Shingo Ichizawa
Kazushige Inami Kazushige Inami
Takeshi Ishizumi Takeshi Ishizumi
Yûichirô Izumi Yûichirô Izumi
Shunpei Kawaguchi Shunpei Kawaguchi
Taeko Kobayashi Taeko Kobayashi
Reiko Kondo Reiko Kondo
Yae Konishi Yae Konishi
Masamichi Matsumoto Masamichi Matsumoto
Shôgo Motomiya Shôgo Motomiya
Yôko Muranushi Yôko Muranushi
Miki Nakata Miki Nakata
Yôko Oguchi Yôko Oguchi
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In future Japan, a dangerous pollen falls upon Tokyo, endangering its populace. Two people volunteer to become tests subject for a drug that could possibly provide a cure.

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Can love lead to anything else but a conformist relationship?
7 July 2000 | by emiel_See all my reviews

The filmmaker asks if it's unavoidable for young people who are in love to become a couple, to live together and eventually become a family. Oinaru Genei is made of little pieces from the lives of the two main characters, a young man who's a music producer and a girl who works at a postal office. It seems they don't want to move on in their relationship, don't want to grow up.

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa explores the human condition in the post millennium. With the aid of his students from the film school of Tokyo, he creates an experimental and unusual love story.


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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

11 December 1999 (Japan) See more »

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Barren Illusion See more »

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