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Antena (2003)

Yuichiro is a college student whose sister went missing 15 years ago. That traumatic event hangs over him as he wanders Japan's S&M clubs. But his younger brother claims to be able to sense their sister with his "antenna."

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Credited cast:
Megumi Asaoka ... Mother
Makiko Emoto
Koji Enokido
Minoru Fukuda
Kentarô Futada
Yumi Goto
Kazuhiro Gotô
Hiroki Hashimoto
Yasunori Irikawa
... Yuichiro Ogiwara (as Ryô Kase)
Daisuke Kizaki ... Yuya Ogiwara
Akemi Kobayashi ... Naomi
Yôichi Kobo
Mantarô Koichi
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Yuichiro is a college student whose sister went missing 15 years ago. That traumatic event hangs over him as he wanders Japan's S&M clubs. But his younger brother claims to be able to sense their sister with his "antenna."

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Like Watching a flower open.
25 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I happened onto this movie by chance(they aired it at 10pm on TV where I am), but after having seen it, I feel that little bit wiser.

The story follows Yuichiro Ogiwara(Played by Ryo Kase of Honey & Clover(live action) fame), a philosophy student living alone but after some ramifications he ends up living with his mother and younger brother. The Story takes place both in the past and present, Yuichiro is having troubles living at home, its brings back bad memories, so he seeks refuge in self mutilation and pain, and to assist him he decides to see a dominatrix recommended to him by a female friend.

Antena is about people, because it is very much a movie on philosophy, very moving movie, at times it seemed forced, and there were a few unnecessary scenes, or perhaps I didn't quite understand the significances of it.

I really don't wanna give to much away, the story is very delicately woven, and believe me, its to easy to play the guessing game in this movie but play all you want it will probably not be quite what you expected, all I have to say is, peel the damn orange before you try and eat the fruit.


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