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For Love's Sake (2012)

Ai to makoto (original title)
Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Ikki Kajiwara (manga), Takumi Nagayasu (manga) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Makoto Taiga
Emi Takei ... Ai Saotome childhood
Takumi Saitoh ... Hiroshi Iwashimizu (as Takumi Saitô)
Ito Ono Ito Ono ... Yuki Takahara (as Ito Ohno)
Masachika Ichimura ... Shogo Saotome
Yo Hitoto Yo Hitoto ... Miyako Saotome (as Yô Hitoto)
Kimiko Yo ... Toyo Taiga
Seishirô Katô Seishirô Katô ... Makoto Taiga
Sakura Andô ... Gum-ko
Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Kenta Zaô
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Aoki Ken Aoki
Ayano Ayano
Ken Maeda Ken Maeda ... Teacher
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Storyline

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around Makoto and Ai are Iwashimizu , who has feelings for Ai and Gamuko , a gang member who eyes Makoto. Also Gamuko's leader, Yuki have eyes for Makoto too. Who will get Makoto? Written by anonymous

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Musical | Romance

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Trivia

Even though Satoshi Tsumabuki portrays a High School student, he was actually 30 years old in that film. See more »

Connections

Version of The Legend of Love & Sincerity (1974) See more »

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Miike fans will not want to miss this one!
23 July 2012 | by PKazeeSee all my reviews

Very definitely worth seeing, Miike's latest starts out wonderfully strong, but tends to bog down during the middle third of its 131 minute running time. Though based on a manga, this is also a clever send-up of romantic/tragic musicals that - at its best - sets hilariously cheesy dance numbers to vintage Japanese pop songs (one song sounds very much like a variation on "Urami Bushi", aka "The Grudge Song", popular from both the film FEMALE PRISONER #701: SCORPION 701, and from KILL BILL: Vol. 2, while another song would appear to be the title theme to 60's TV cartoon, WOLF BOY KEN). FOR LOVE'S SAKE (the international festival title) also features a lot of violent, over-the-top fight scenes, perhaps too many of which involve the male heartthrob nearly punching the life out of a adoring schoolgirls (I found these scenes a bit repetitive after a while). Still, despite it's drawbacks, fans of Miike will not want to miss this one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 June 2012 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,330
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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