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A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016)

Rippu Van Winkuru no hanayome (original title)
Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named ... See full summary »

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Shunji Iwai

Writer:

Shunji Iwai (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haru Kuroki ... Nanami Minagawa
Cocco Cocco ... Mashiro Satonaka
Gô Ayano ... Yukimasu Amuro
Gô Jibiki ... Tetsuya
Yûgo Sasô ... Nameri
Sôkô Wada ... Yuto Takashima
Tomoko Mariya Tomoko Mariya ... Harumi Minagawa
Nana Natsume Nana Natsume ... Saeko
Tôru Nomaguchi
Masahiro Noguchi Masahiro Noguchi
Shifumi Yamada Shifumi Yamada
Tatsuya Kuroki Tatsuya Kuroki
Tateto Serizawa Tateto Serizawa
Kurumi Morishita Kurumi Morishita
Hiroko Nakajima
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Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named Tetsuya messages her and asks to meet in person. The two begin dating and quickly become engaged. When Testuya begs Nanami to increase her guest list for the wedding, Nanami reaches out to online-friend, Amuro, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, who hires actors to play Nanami's guests on her big day. A few weeks following the ceremony, Tetsuya's mother confronts Nanami with allegations of lying and cheating. Heartbroken and despondent, Nanami checks herself into a hotel and manages to get hired there as a maid. One day, Amuro offers Nanami a housekeeping job in an old mansion, whose sole resident's infectious spirit helps Nanami to open her heart. However, Nanami soon realizes that Amuro, the mansion, and its occupant aren't what they seem - and even dreams have limits.

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Two Pretty Girls

They are thin, have nice bodies and have to make their way in this world. They are introduced to one another and drift into love and have fun. Unfortunately, it is not to be. One thing I guarantee you: some of the sceneries and plot developments are original and the first time you have seen them. Unfortunately, despite having nice bodies and not an ounce of fat, we do not see skin like in a classic like Helter Skelter or whatever.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 March 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bride for Rip Van Winkle See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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$184,727
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