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Love My Life (2006)

Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôji Kawano

Writers:

Hiroko Kanasugi (screenplay), Ebine Yamaji (comic)
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Credited cast:
Rei Yoshii Rei Yoshii ... Ichiko
Asami Imajuku Asami Imajuku ... Eri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Akimoto Naomi Akimoto ... San Senba
Miyoko Asada Miyoko Asada ... Professor Saeko
Kami Hiraiwa Kami Hiraiwa ... Yukako
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Kengo Tachibana
Ira Ishida Ira Ishida ... Father
Chiharu Kawai Chiharu Kawai ... Customer at CD Shop
Kyôko Koizumi ... Ichiko's mother
Shôichirô Masumoto Shôichirô Masumoto
Takamasa Suga Takamasa Suga ... Akira
Issey Takahashi ... Takechan (as Issei Takahashi)
Ken Teraizumi Ken Teraizumi ... Eri's Father
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Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best friend is gay too, though he has a female who is after him. Their liaison is very intense, but Eri suggests a temporary separation so she can concentrate on her law studies. The break from their affair is difficult for Ichiko to deal with. But Eri soon sorts out her priorities. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Girl meets girl, girl loses girl. . .
12 October 2007 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Love My Life (2006), directed by Koji Kawano, is a Japanese film about the love between two young lesbian women. Asami Imajuku plays Eri, a gamin-like university student who is in love with the more sophisticated and mature Ichiko (Rei Yoshii).

Naturally, the course of true love doesn't run true. The women have to deal with the sexism and homophobia of Japanese society. In addition, Ichiko is dependent on her father for the funds she needs to enter law school, and he is not charmed by Ichiko's lesbianism. Complications and crises prevent an easy, loving relationship to continue between the two women.

The movie has a charming sweetness about it, but not much in the way of substance. The characters are likable and attractive, and the love scene between them is delicate and romantic. However, I was hoping for something more substantial, and this was not the movie in which to find it.

The film will work well on DVD. We saw it in a theater as part of ImageOut--the Rochester NY Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 December 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Amo a Minha Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,832
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Dolby SR

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