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Hole in the Sky (2001)

Sora no ana (original title)
The film tells the story of a Drive-In worker and a young tramp who has been left alone by her boyfriend somewhere in Hokkaido. Things seem to work out at the beginning but as time goes by ... See full summary »

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Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
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Credited cast:
Susumu Terajima ... Ichio
Rinko Kikuchi ... Taeko (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
Bunmei Tobayama Bunmei Tobayama ... Akira
Shunsuke Sawada Shunsuke Sawada
Shunsuke Gondo Shunsuke Gondo ... Yamazaki (as Syunsuke Gondo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Megumi Asaoka Megumi Asaoka
Ryô Kase ... Yuichiro Ogiwada
Daisuke Kizaki Daisuke Kizaki ... Yuya
Akemi Kobayashi Akemi Kobayashi ... Naomi
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The film tells the story of a Drive-In worker and a young tramp who has been left alone by her boyfriend somewhere in Hokkaido. Things seem to work out at the beginning but as time goes by the newly formed relationship between the tramp and the Drive-In worker starts to show the workers harmful will of possession, which finally leads to the somehow sad but also optimistically interpretable ending. Written by S. J.

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It took me to a very cozy part of my heart
28 October 2005 | by fukahire80See all my reviews

The photography is specially good. The actors are making a very good atmosphere in a relationship that seems to be a love story.

Also is very interesting for someone who does not know japan, because its take place in a very nice part of Japan (Hokkaido) but at the same time is very real Japan countryside. In this film we also see a part of Japan that not other films had showed yet.the character of the actor is very is very Japanese buy it also has something that every men in the world have. The girl is just fantastic the way she performs, is all in her expressions she transmit the meaning of the film.

I really like the title of the film. Sora no Ana. Hole in the Sky. How ever thought about the sun as a hole in the sky

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Release Date:

29 September 2001 (Japan) See more »

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