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The Drudgery Train (2012)

Kueki ressha (original title)
Kitamichi is a 19-year-old labor worker. He develops feelings for Yasuko who works in a used used bookstore, but he has never had a girlfriend. He also befriends Kusakabe, but jealousy soon threatens their friendship.

Director:

Nobuhiro Yamashita

Writers:

Kenta Nishimura (based on the novel by), Shinji Imaoka (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mirai Moriyama Mirai Moriyama ... Kanta Kitamachi
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra ... Shoji Kusakabe
Atsuko Maeda ... Yasuko Sakurai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makita Sports Makita Sports ... (as Makita Supôtsu)
Tomorô Taguchi
Kôji Tsujimoto Kôji Tsujimoto
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Kitamichi is a 19-year-old labor worker. He develops feelings for Yasuko who works in a used used bookstore, but he has never had a girlfriend. He also befriends Kusakabe, but jealousy soon threatens their friendship.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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raw character
2 March 2016 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

Mid to late 80s economic bubble is finishing a time where day labor workers where in demand in some Tokyo areas; that s the context that serves of curtain drop for this story. Raw; that s what the main character is; I know plenty of these beings. I think that they tend to have some kind of mental retardation, among lack of education and social skills. He only knows to deal the basic way in all the fronts; mainly lying around. May be the director tried to show a character that does not find his place or way in a modern urbanized society. Mirai Moriyama is perfect in the roll; the face, the expressions, gestures, movements. Great acting. Shinji Imaoka is the screen writer; putting some pinku moments. There s few camera shots that are very good and out of the norm. Good movie.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$683,056
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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