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A young man named Teru, mentally altered by a childhood injury, runs a laundry and falls for Mizue, a lonely young woman with internal scars.

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Jun'ichi Mori (as Junichi Mori)

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Jun'ichi Mori (as Junichi Mori)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Teru
Koyuki ... Mizue
Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô ... Sally
Ken'ichirô Tanabe Ken'ichirô Tanabe ... Miyashita (as Kenichirô Tanabe)
Katsumi Muramatsu Katsumi Muramatsu ... Old man with a cane
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Old lady photographer
Hana Kino Hana Kino ... Kinuyo Okazaki
Risa Nishimura Risa Nishimura ... Shiori Okazaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miho Miyazawa Miho Miyazawa
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A young man named Teru, mentally altered by a childhood injury, runs a laundry and falls for Mizue, a lonely young woman with internal scars.

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai wo bie zou See more »

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Long live your laundry...
19 January 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Laundry" might be somewhat of an overlooked title to make it out from the Japanese cinema. And it is only my undying love and interest in the Asian cinema that lead me to this movie as I stumbled upon it in a DVD store in Hong Kong.

The story told in this 2002 romantic drama is about a young man named Teru (played by Yôsuke Kubozuka) whom suffered an injury to the head and brain during his childhood. He is now looking after the coin laundry service for his elderly grandmother. Here he meets the brokenhearted Mizue (played by Koyuki). A random chance friendship sparks as the two starts talking with each other.

For you to fully enjoy "Laundry", then you must enjoy a story- and character-driven drama. To some the storyline might be slow paced and somewhat of an enjoyment killer. But if you do enjoy these kind of movies, then "Laundry" is a rather wholesome entertaining movie that is rich on story, character development and acting performances.

The acting by the two lead talents was really great, and they really pulled their weight quite fabulously, both individually and together on the screen. There was a really good chemistry between Yôsuke Kubozuka and Koyuki.

While "Laundry" is not a drama that will have you in tears, it is still a rather enjoyable movie, and I can more than warmly recommend that you take the time to sit down and watch this 2002 Japanese movie. It is the type of drama that sinks into your soul and sticks with you for quite awhile. So thumbs up to director Jun'ichi Mori for this accomplishment.


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