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0.5 mm (2014)

0.5 miri (original title)
Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing-care helper. The family of an old man asked Sawa to sleep with him, which led her to eventually lose her job and house. Now, she has nowhere to go. Sawa ... See full summary »

Director:

Momoko Andô

Writers:

Momoko Andô (original story), Momoko Andô (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Sakura Andô ... Sawa Yamagishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miyoko Asada Miyoko Asada ... Hisako, Professor Makabe's Niece
Bengal Bengal ... Sueo Saito, the Shady Salesman
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Takeshi Sasaki, Makoto's Father
Masahiro Higashide ... Karaoke Clerk
Tatsuo Inoue Tatsuo Inoue ... Elder Man in Karaoke Bar
Midori Kinouchi Midori Kinouchi ... Yukiko Kataoka, Shozo's Wife
Mitsuko Kusabue Mitsuko Kusabue ... Shizue Makabe, Professor's Bed-Ridden Wife
Junkichi Orimoto Junkichi Orimoto ... Shozo Kataoka, Bed-Ridden Man
Toshio Sakata Toshio Sakata ... Shigeru, Tree Counter and Bicycle Stealer
Nozomi Tsuchiya Nozomi Tsuchiya ... Makoto Kataoka, the Mute
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Professor Makabe
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Hamada, Carer of Makabe
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Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing-care helper. The family of an old man asked Sawa to sleep with him, which led her to eventually lose her job and house. Now, she has nowhere to go. Sawa finds elderly people in trouble and gets involved in their lives. Meeting them, their lives change and Sawa's own wounds start to heal.

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Drama

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Pros & Cons
8 November 2019 | by retrovtxSee all my reviews

Pros: Quirky, unusual, fun, well written, and well acted. Cons: Extremely long (3hrs 15mins), unsatisfying ending.

The first hour is wonderful, unpredictable and fun to watch; it's a shame the makers couldn't carry the momentum through the remaining 2 hours. While the first hour is clearly off-beat comedy, the remaining 2 hours tend to spiral downward into a somewhat depressing mess that you hope will turn around into what made the beginning so enjoyable. But it never does. There are times when movie endings that leave you wondering add to the overall mystery and intrigue of the film, but sadly this one did not. It left me wishing they had cropped one-half of the movie out, and worked harder on wrapping things up. The first films I'd seen starring Sakura Ando, Shoplifters and 100 Yen Love, were simply great films, and I was deeply impressed with her acting ability. Next on my list, Love Exposure. There are many enjoyable moments in 0.5 miri, so it shouldn't be ignored, but it seems there are much better choices that won't tie you down for an overlong period of time.


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Japanese

Release Date:

17 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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