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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 .
My 396th Review: Like watching blossom bloom: a truly wonderful little film, and great fun too
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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