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The Shoeshine Boy (2010)

Shu shain boi (original title)


Kan Ishibashi


Jirô Asada (based on the novel by), Toshio Kamata (teleplay)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Ichiro suzuki
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Kikuji suzuki
Narumi Yasuda Narumi Yasuda ... Keiko tsukada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Ashikawa Makoto Ashikawa
Shinji Hiwatashi Shinji Hiwatashi
Yuriko Hoshi Yuriko Hoshi ... Sonoe suzuki
Manabu Ino Manabu Ino
Tatsuo Ito Tatsuo Ito ... (as Tatsuhiro Ito)
Kôji Itô Kôji Itô
Kenji Iwatani Kenji Iwatani
Rina Koike Rina Koike
Makoto Nakamura Makoto Nakamura
Gakuji Nomo ... (as Gakuji Nomoto)
Sanshô Shinsui Sanshô Shinsui
Shôta Sometani


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24 March 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shoeshine Boy See more »

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TV Tokyo, Toho Company See more »
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Touching and must see
26 June 2011 | by lcclauSee all my reviews

Kind of touching ideas by bringing up the topic of development in Japan vs the old ways of thinking, both moral and ethic ways, between rich and poor.

Quite touching when they added the line of 'fatherhood' between an orphan and a dismissed soldier during WWII.

Like the 'driver' who turned to be the president of a food company. He brought up the idea of the people who grew up in 60's and turning into middle age. Facing the redundancy from a bank after taking over by a rival bank, he chose to see the 'human' side from the work and became a driver of the president of the food company.

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