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A Boy and His Samurai (2010)

Chonmage purin (original title)
Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshihiro Nakamura

Writers:

Yoshihiro Nakamura (screenplay), Gen Araki (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryô Nishikido Ryô Nishikido ... Kijima Yasube
Fuku Suzuki Fuku Suzuki ... Tomoya Yusa
Rie Tomosaka Rie Tomosaka ... Hiroko Yusa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keisuke Horibe ... Shirozaki
Jun Inoue Jun Inoue ... Tonoma Tomoharu
Hiroki Konno Hiroki Konno ... Tanaka
Shioli Kutsuna ... Confectionery Employee (as Shiori Kutsuna)
Yûji Nakamura Yûji Nakamura
Hitomi Satô ... Yoshie Hiraishi
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Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to herself to live, and for food and a lodging for the night asks it to help about the house. The former Samurai begins to cook cakes for Toma and thanks to them becomes the famous confectioner. The relations between this Trinity become more and more warm, but day when they have to say goodbye with each other, already not far off .

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 July 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boy and His Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,763,791
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Dub, Smoke See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Remember You
Performed by Kiyoshirô Imawano
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My 396th Review: Like watching blossom bloom: a truly wonderful little film, and great fun too
30 March 2011 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Just very occasionally films come along that are as like this - it's not great cinema in its exposé or use of film, it's not acting that deserves awards, but is is an immensely charming, delightful and unique romantic comedy of the very, very best sort.

The story is simple: a child and mother see a man dressed in Samurai clothing. It turns out he is from another age. The cultures learn from each other, and the fun ensues.

Big deal you say?

Well, for this viewer, this is a combination of that great Japanese comedy, Tampopo, and France's most successful film ever, Les Visiteurs (without the manic). It wins by reaching out and touching both the heart and the soul - it has many small touches that are simply fun, funny, and genuinely moving.

While I don't want to oversell it I reckon to see a film that is just simply this enjoyable once a year if that - just great straightforward romantic comedy that just grows and grows. The only shame is that so few will get to see or know about it - if you get a chance to see it, do, it kind of worth it.


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