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Gaichû (2001)

Following the divorce, the attempted suicide of her mother and the rumors underage sex with the teacher, a girl drops out the school in an attempt to find herself.

Director:

Akihiko Shiota

Writer:

Kiyono Yayoi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aoi Miyazaki ... Sachiko Kita
Seiichi Tanabe ... Ogata
Tetsu Sawaki Tetsu Sawaki ... Takao
Ryo Amamiya Ryo Amamiya ... Tokugawa
Koji Ishikawa Koji Ishikawa ... Kyuzo
Yû Aoi ... Natsuko
Yûsuke Iseya ... Cofeeshop Guy
Ryô Ryô ... Toshiko Kita
Yûsaku Suzuki Yûsaku Suzuki ... Hanasaka
Yuri Yoneoka Yuri Yoneoka ... Soko
Yuria Haga Yuria Haga ... Rumi
Mihoko Handa Mihoko Handa ... Yukiko
Takayo Mimura Takayo Mimura ... Kazumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Middle-Aged Man in Convenience Store
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita ... Truck Driver
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Following the divorce, the attempted suicide of her mother and the rumors underage sex with the teacher, a girl drops out the school in an attempt to find herself.

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 March 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Harmful Insect See more »

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Patriarchy at it's finest.
14 March 2002 | by flyingchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

The cute Japanese school-girl's dangerous world is shown in all it's menacing glory. Societies' lack of concern for these young women comes off as even more frightening than the actual predators. Because of this cultural acceptance the victims seem quite resigned to their fate. Written with subtlety and well acted but slowly paced.


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