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Dokomademo ikô (1999)

Akira befriends a boy that is not so popular and quite a loner.


Akihiko Shiota


Akihiko Shiota
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Credited cast:
Yûsaku Suzuki Yûsaku Suzuki ... Hanada, Akira
Shingo Mizuno Shingo Mizuno ... Hikawa, Kôichi
Yuria Haga Yuria Haga ... Kimura, tamayo
Yûya Suzuki Yûya Suzuki ... Nomura, Shun
Erina Noto Erina Noto ... Abe, Chisato
Hanako Onuki Hanako Onuki ... Fujisaki, Rika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sô Ando Sô Ando ... Kinoshita, Osamu
Hiroko Hori Hiroko Hori ... Akira's mother
Kazuka Ishii Kazuka Ishii ... Kôichi's sister
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita ... Mêtorupanchi
Kyôji Matsumoto Kyôji Matsumoto ... Akira's father
Kumi Nakamura Kumi Nakamura ... Nomura's mother
Masashi Ono Masashi Ono ... Komiya
Kyôtaro Shimizu Kyôtaro Shimizu ... Samejima, Takashi
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Tanabe


Akira befriends a boy that is not so popular and quite a loner.

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23 October 1999 (Japan) See more »

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A wonderful portrayal of the secret life of fifth graders
10 September 2003 | by kerpanSee all my reviews

Doko made mo ikou a/k/a Don't Look Back (Akihiko Shiota, 1999)

The Japanese title actually translates to something like "[a place] where [one] can still go back to". -- and reflects the essence of the film considerably better than the English one. This little film (74 minutes or so) is an absolute delight. It focuses on the lives of two 5th grade boys over the course of (part of) a school year. They make mischief, have to deal with family issues, neighborhood bullies and _girls_ and generally cope with issues of life, death and change. The presentation is unsentimental and honest.

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