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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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Beautiful
10 October 2006 | by Dante_See all my reviews

I really think a couple of the other comments about this film have been a bit harsh. Sure it's not for everyone. It is slow paced (but in the best possible way) and gentle...and a truly beautiful gem of a film. And if you like that kind of film you're in for a treat.

The character development is so delicate that it is a real pleasure to watch their journey unfold. To me everything about this film was beautiful, if a little sad at times. Even the sex scenes were inoffensive.

Shinobu Terajima and Nao Omori are amazing and their on screen chemistry is (for me) the key to what makes this story such a joy to watch. I think this is one of those films that you will either love or hate (literally), but give it a try because if you love it, this wonderful story will stay with you long after the credits have ended.


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