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Saudade (2011)

Saudâji (original title)
Seiji works on construction sites. He sympathizes with Hosaka just back from Thailand. Together, they spend their evenings in bars with Thai girls. On a construction site, they meet Takeru, a member of the hip-hop collective of the city.

Director:

Katsuya Tomita

Writers:

Toranosuke Aizawa (screenplay), Katsuya Tomita (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ayano Ayano
Chie Kudô Chie Kudô
Chika Kumada Chika Kumada
Shinji Miyadai Shinji Miyadai
Tomohito Nakajima Tomohito Nakajima
Ai Ozaki Ai Ozaki
Yasushi Sumida Yasushi Sumida
Tsuyoshi Takano Tsuyoshi Takano
Tomoko Takeda Tomoko Takeda
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Seiji works on construction sites. He sympathizes with Hosaka just back from Thailand. Together, they spend their evenings in bars with Thai girls. On a construction site, they meet Takeru, a member of the hip-hop collective of the city.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 October 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Saudade See more »

Filming Locations:

Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Kuzoku See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A bit messy but very enjoying
8 December 2017 | by JustDimmySee all my reviews

Japanese, Brazilian and Thai "culture" are shown in this movie.

No matter where you from, no matter where you live, you're only human.

Above you there is the system. The capitalism? Inside you there is the struggle of life. The heart or the mind? Below you there is the people that care less about you than you. Only human ?

Direction could be improved (shaky camera) but there is some great plans. Acting is good, good casting. Editing is interesting but sometimes a bit bare. I love the story or should I say the non hollywoodian story. Just people living, having stories, struggling, being humans.

Simple and efficient. As an expat myself, I absolutely enjoyed it as it is.


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