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Ah, kôya (2017)

The year is 2021 and years of mismanagement have left Japan a broken society riddled with poverty and underemployment. Kenji is visibly disabled and has an inferiority complex. Shinji is ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshiyuki Kishi

Writers:

Shûji Terayama (based on the novel by), Takehiko Minato (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaki Suda ... Shinji Sawamura
Ik-joon Yang Ik-joon Yang ... Kenji
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denden ... Baba
Riku Hagiwara Riku Hagiwara ... Makoto Nanao
Aoba Kawai Aoba Kawai ... Setsu Sono
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura ... Kyoko Kimizuka
Akari Kinoshita Akari Kinoshita ... Yoshiko Sone
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi ... Ryuki Tachibana
Anna Konno Anna Konno ... Keiko Nishiguchi
Kô Maehara Kô Maehara ... Keizo Kawasaki
Morooka Moro ... Takeo Niki
Yûsuke Santamaria Yûsuke Santamaria ... Horiguchi
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Taichi Miyagi
Yûki Yamada Yûki Yamada ... Yuji Yamamoto
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The year is 2021 and years of mismanagement have left Japan a broken society riddled with poverty and underemployment. Kenji is visibly disabled and has an inferiority complex. Shinji is released from prison and has time in his hands. They both coincidentally sign up at a club for boxing and soon become friends. Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ah, Wilderness See more »

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