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Break Through! (2004)

Pacchigi! (original title)
Kyoto 1968. Several high school students deal with their life as Korean-Japanese trying to earn each other's love and respect. But the times are not kind to them.

Director:

Kazuyuki Izutsu

Writers:

Takeshi Matsuyama (novel), Daisuke Habara (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun Shioya Shun Shioya ... Kousuke Matsuyama
Sôsuke Takaoka ... An-sung Lee
Erika Sawajiri ... Kyung-ja Lee
Kyôko Yanagihara Kyôko Yanagihara ... Momoko
Hiroyuki Onoue Hiroyuki Onoue ... Jae-dok Park
Yôko Maki ... Gang-ja Chun
Keisuke Koide ... Norio Yoshida
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka ... Bang-ho Motoki
Joe Odagiri ... Sakazaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôsuke Asari Yôsuke Asari ... Akamatsu
Chisun Chisun
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi
Ryô Kase ... Hideto Noguchi
Hideya Kinoshita Hideya Kinoshita ... Student
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Fukawa Sensei
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Storyline

Kyoto 1968. Several high school students deal with their life as Korean-Japanese trying to earn each other's love and respect. But the times are not kind to them.

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Korean

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Break Through! See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,022
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Kyung-ja Lee: If you and I are gonna dating, and we'll get married... Can you naturalize in Korean?
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Connections

Followed by Pacchigi! Love & Peace (2007) See more »

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28 May 2006 | by MarubatsuSee all my reviews

I rented this movie after reading the words "Kyoto" and "1968" on the back of the DVD cover and had really no idea what to expect. After seeing the first 15 minutes I still had no idea where the movie was going but I knew I was in love with the movie.

Pacchigi is yet another movie about Zainichi Korean but it differs from all other movies sharing that theme I've seen so far. Mainly because it's a comedy (or at least starts out as one) but also because it doesn't in any way victimise the Koreans or demonise the Japanese.

It would be wrong to say this is the story of a Japanese high school kid falling in love with a Korean high school kid because the movie revolves around so many other things. It would also be wrong to say this is a story about violence between Korean and Japanese gangs in the 60's because even though there are many violent scenes depicting this it's not really relevant. I think more than anything it's a story about the 60's in Japan, about sexual liberation, about freedom, about music, about doing what you want.

Basically I recommend it.


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