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Hinokio (2005)

Satoru (Kanata Hongo), a wheelchair-bound elementary student, locks himself away from the outside world after his mother dies. His father designs a remote-controlled robot to go to school ... See full summary »

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Takahiko Akiyama

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Takahiko Akiyama (screenplay), Masumi Suetani (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masatoshi Nakamura Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kaoru Iwamoto
Kanata Hongô ... Satoru Iwamoto
Mikako Tabe ... Jun Kudo
Maki Horikita Maki Horikita ... Eriko Akishima
Ryôko Kobayashi Ryôko Kobayashi ... Sumire Takasaka
Yuta Murakami Yuta Murakami ... Jouichi Hosono
Ryô Katô ... Kenta Hirai
Sachie Hara Sachie Hara ... Natsuko Fubuki
Riho Makise Riho Makise ... Yuko Sakagami
Mieko Harada ... Sayuri Iwamoto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuki Murakami Yuki Murakami ... (as Yuta Murakami)
Misako Nagashima Misako Nagashima
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Satoru (Kanata Hongo), a wheelchair-bound elementary student, locks himself away from the outside world after his mother dies. His father designs a remote-controlled robot to go to school for him, allowing him to interact with people and do normal things. Written by Anon

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Intergalactic Love

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 July 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,296
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Good east movie with west charms
6 March 2006 | by Denny-45See all my reviews

It's a good movie, worth too look. The cinematography is well. The visual effect are erection yet soft. The storyline is dramatic.The characters are really Japanese stereotype, but some things are too Western. The Purgatory theme are based on the west (Christian) belief. Instead using the Samsara belief, the movie-maker try to make this film goes international by adding some west "charms", such as the purgatory (linear life), English languished theme songs, and Pinokio fable (the Blue Fairy is Eriko in the game or maybe God Himself). Somehow, it's remind me to Artificial Intelegence (Spielberg's), but the idea of taking control the robot is Japanese typical (so many films in Japan that the heroes controlling some mecha to beat the bad guy). The act of the players are good, the director choose the correct players to depict the characters (jun is so tomboy but sweet, Eriko is so pretty, the mother is so beautiful). For me, it's a fine teenage love story. Adults can take some lesson from it. Moreover, it's a story about family, how to develop good relations inside the family. Well, some things are irrational (the technology, the magic), but it's really a heartwarming movie.


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