After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder than he expected working under his high demanding boss.
After the credits at the end of the film there is a shot of the new brochure for the trainee job with Yuki on the cover instead of Naoki. See more »
A great little Japanese Romantic Comedy
The Japanese do some great romantic comedies, and this is definitely one of the better ones. It's the only I have watched a number of times.
The theme of the city folk visiting a small town and coming to grips with the quirky locals is common in Japanese film, but this is one that does it particuarly well. A city guy, goes to the country to meet a girl he saw in a brochure.
Along the way, he begins to get respect for the quirky locals, and their odd habits, who he begins to realise while working with the forest, are also one with it.
There is lots of quirkiness, cultural conflict, funny moments and romance. A really great film, and of my favorite Japanese Rom coms. I watch a lot of Japanese cinema, and I would probably put this on my top 20.
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