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Not Rated | | Drama | 4 March 2005 (South Korea)
(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a ... See full summary »

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Ryuichi Hiroki

Writers:

Mari Akasaka (novel), Haruhiko Arai (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Shinobu Terajima ... Rei Hayakawa
Nao Ohmori ... Takatoshi (as Nao Ômori)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riho Makise Riho Makise
Jun Murakami
Eugene Nomura
Miki Sakajô Miki Sakajô
Tomorô Taguchi ... Policeman
Eriko Takayanagi Eriko Takayanagi
Masahiro Toda
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(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a life-changing emotional journey of sexual self-discovery. Ryuichi Hiroki (I Am an S&M Writer, Tokyo Trash Baby) directs this critically acclaimed road movie based on the novel by Mari Akasaka. Written by Anonymous

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4 March 2005 (South Korea) See more »

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Don't waste your time
12 April 2004 | by sararosspaSee all my reviews

I made the mistake of being sucked in by glowing reviews and saw this film at the Philadelphia film festival a few days ago. It was apparently reviewed as THE BEST Japanese film of the year by a few Japanese film critics. Moreover the Philadelphia Film Festival review touted it as a "must see" for those interested in modern Japanese cinema. This movie was truly horrible. I'm foreign film fanatic and usually enjoy the relatively slow pace of most foreign films vis-a-vis the A.D.D-ness of Hollywood films, but this film was painful. Character development was nonexistent. There were minutes and minutes of filler scenes of a truck driving across Japan. The dialog was banal and the use of voice overs annoying. If this is the best that Japanese cinema has to offer (and I know it isn't!) this would be the last Japanese film I'd see ever. Horrible, horrible, horrible.


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