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La maison de Himiko (2005)

Mezon do Himiko (original title)
Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called ... See full summary »

Director:

Isshin Inudô

Writer:

Aya Watanabe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ... Haruhiko
Ko Shibasaki ... Saori Yoshida (as Kô Shibasaki)
Min Tanaka ... Himiko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kira Aoyama Kira Aoyama ... Yamazaki
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori ... Announcer
Hirokazu Inoue Hirokazu Inoue ... Takao
Junkyu Moriyama Junkyu Moriyama ... Kijima
Chiharu Muraishi Chiharu Muraishi ... Erina
Hiroki Murakami Hiroki Murakami ... Chubby
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Hosokawa
Tokimasa Tanabe Tokimasa Tanabe ... Junya
Torauemon Utazawa Torauemon Utazawa ... Ruby
Shin'ichi Yanagisawa Shin'ichi Yanagisawa ... Masaki
Youchan Youchan ... Kikue
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Storyline

Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called Haruhiko. He claims to be the boyfriend of her estranged father, Himiko, who now runs a seaside rest home for elderly gays. He tells her that her father is dying of cancer. Saori still harbors resentment toward her father for abandoning her and her mother years ago. However, Haruhiko makes her a financial offer she can't refuse, and she agrees to go and work at House of Himiko. Written by lily

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 August 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

La maison de Himiko See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$613,655
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When straight people write gay
16 December 2015 | by proprietaruldepoduriSee all my reviews

I got all excited about this movie, but it was not meant to be. The plot makes no sense. The characters are mostly caricatures, though there are rare heartwarming moments which have nothing to do with their actual lives as LGBT people. You see the main characters and you look forward to seeing a male-female on-screen interaction that is not a love story since they clearly have no chemistry and one of the chars is gay, but alas. No. How can you have a movie that doesn't feature hetero romance? The trans people are a caricature (Ruby is obviously not on hormones, but she had a sex change somehow?!). Himiko and her relationship with the world around her is a poor joke. They have rare moments highlighting homophobia but even then it's exaggerated.

The only reason I am giving this 5 stars and not 0 are the long shots of Odagiri Jo (not the character, the actor). Every time someone talked I'd get kind of mad, but then they would do a close up of his beautiful face and generous, drawn-out full body shots, and I would be utterly pacified. If this movie would just take out all the dialogue and other chars and simply film Odagiri Jo for 2 hours, it would improve considerably.


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