6.2/10
304
5 user 15 critic

Kakera: A Piece of Our Life (2009)

Kakera (original title)
The story of the relationship between a college student whose relationship with her boyfriend is going nowhere and a bisexual medical artist who makes prosthetic body parts.

Director:

Momoko Andô

Writers:

Erika Sakurazawa (manga), Momoko Andô
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hikari Mitsushima ... Haru
Eriko Nakamura Eriko Nakamura ... Riko
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Riko's father
Tasuku Nagaoka ... Ryota
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rino Katase ... Toko
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka ... Tetsu
Toshie Negishi ... Riko's mother
Megumi Ohori Megumi Ohori ... Kisaragi
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe
Kageki Shimoda Kageki Shimoda
Shogen ... Bartender
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Tadashi Tanaka
Edit

Storyline

The story of the relationship between a college student whose relationship with her boyfriend is going nowhere and a bisexual medical artist who makes prosthetic body parts.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Haru & Riko: First Sign Of Spring
25 July 2010 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This is a somewhat atmospheric film which explores the budding love between two young women in Japan. The pace is low till about the middle then picks up. The story is about Haru (the versatile and terrific Hikaru Mitsushima, who was memorable in Sono's "Love Exposure), who meets up with Riko (Eriko Nakamura, also very good) in a café and they explore a relationship which is at times tentative, frustrating but, ultimately, very believable. Haru's dead end relationship with a guy however doesn't immediately make her succumb to Riko's charms, which I think is probably the best thing about the film. Its a wonder not more films explore the nature of uncertainty in love and affection like this one. That the film has no intentions of being preachy or politically correct is also a minor revelation. Both actresses have bright futures in film if they stick to challenging roles like this, and director Momoko Ando's craft is also not only obvious but refreshing. I recommend this film, its truly a worthwhile slice of life.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 April 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Piece of Our Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed