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Bumpkin Soup (1985)

Do-re-mi-fa-musume no chi wa sawagu (original title)
A country girl visits Tokyo in search of her college heartthrob. Here she meets horny students, a psychology professor in search of the theory of shame, and Yoshioka who has become a campus nobody.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jûzô Itami Jûzô Itami ... Professor Hirayama
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Akiko
Usagi Asô Usagi Asô ... Emi
Kensô Katô Kensô Katô ... Yoshioka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuhiro Kamifuji Mitsuhiro Kamifuji ... Male Student
Kazuya Konaka Kazuya Konaka ... Music staff
Makoto Shinozaki Makoto Shinozaki ... Seminar Student
Kenji Takahashi Kenji Takahashi ... Seminar Student
Akira Tsunoda Akira Tsunoda ... Seminar Student
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A country girl visits Tokyo in search of her college heartthrob. Here she meets horny students, a psychology professor in search of the theory of shame, and Yoshioka who has become a campus nobody.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 1985 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bumpkin Soup See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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a quite enjoyable deconstructive diatribe on erotic movies and college life
10 March 2004 | by himaginalleySee all my reviews

This movie is thematically located in the aimless life of college kids in 1970-80s Tokyo in particular, but what it tries to challenge may have a wider resonance.

A country girl visits a college in Tokyo in search of her high school band heartthrob. In the course of finding him, she runs into various odd inhabitants of the college campus--a constantly horny coed, a psychology professor in search of the theory of shame, and of course her Mr. Yoshioka who still sings but has become an elusive campus nobody. Other students also come in and out, engaged in a rather bored campus life-- flirting, having sex, joining campus group activities, running around trying and pretending to revolutionize something(sort of like the movie itself), etc.

So basically this movie does not tell you a straight story, but it invites you to laugh (or grin) at so many moments with its rough but effective (read low- budget) visual and sound effects. Probably that invitation is not for everyone (as witnessed by the low rating it has got up to now), but it certainly made a very entertaining watch for me. Give it a try if you get a chance.


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