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A Normal Life. Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 March 2013 (France)
The diary of Takuya Ogushi, a 18 years old Japanese, who begins his new life as a sumo wrestler.



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Takuya Ogushi ... Himself


Takuya is 18, with tousled hair and an athletic look. Driven by his father and sponsors, he leaves his hometown in Hokkaido to go to Tokyo and joins a sumo stable. There, he will share everything with the 10 other wrestlers: day-to-day life, training, social life and tournaments. The first 9 months of Takuya's initiation, telling about the dreams and disenchantment of a teenager who is discovering the reality of the traditional world of sumo. Written by Anonymous

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Takes you to Japan
6 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Last year, I attended Nagoya Sumo Competition. It was an incredible moment. I've never thought I would like watching big babies fighting on the stage. For one week, Nagoya was full of those half-gods. I loved it. I got crazy for non-Japanese sumoroti. Immediately, I wanted to know more about the very secret sumo sphere. "Tu seras sumo" gave it to me.

"Tu seras sumo" is more of a documentary than a movie. It takes you to the guts though. I've lived this experience with the young Takuya, at this so Japanese pace, with the savor of Tokyo and Nagoya on my tongue. A classical to watch, for the ones who wants to taste Japan authenticity.

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