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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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai wo bie zou See more »

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Nice and Sweet
1 March 2006 | by famousgrouseSee all my reviews

I actually got this movie as a Valentine's present, and now I'm pretty sure she loves me. :D

Laundry is about boy meets girl. Boy has some issues due to an injury he suffered as a kid, girl has some issues too from a break-up she had a while earlier.

This movie is about the search for everyday happiness. It tells us we all might have something bothering us from the past but we should cherish the moments that have been given us, everyday, every moment of our lives.

Teru, the boy, shows this with his pure innocence, his ignorance maybe of what life is about. His thoughts and actions makes us see we do not need a lot to be happy. Mizue, the girl, on the other hand offers us another perspective; she is aware of being a reject and tries to fit in, without success. When she meets Teru she realises that is not the key to happiness.

The cinematography of this movie is great with nice use of colours. The soundtrack totally fits the mood of the movie, the acting is also of great quality. It all adds up to a sweet and touching story on.. Life.


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