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Birds Without Names (2017)

Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery | 28 October 2017 (Japan)
Tawako's boyfriend is not her kind, but she puts up with it in exchange for shelter. Her old boyfriend of almost a decade ago is long gone, and was also not nice, but like most girls she ... See full summary »

Director:

Kazuya Shiraishi

Writers:

Mahokaru Numata (based on the novel by), Taeko Asano
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Aoi ... Towako Kitahara
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ... Jinji Sano
Tôri Matsuzaka ... Makoto Mizushima
Yutaka Takenouchi Yutaka Takenouchi ... Shunichi Kurosaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masaaki Akahori Masaaki Akahori ... Sakada
Mukku Akazawa Mukku Akazawa ... Misuzu Nonoyama
Eri Murakawa Eri Murakawa ... Kayo Kunieda
Shû Nakajima Shû Nakajima ... Kunieda
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Tawako's boyfriend is not her kind, but she puts up with it in exchange for shelter. Her old boyfriend of almost a decade ago is long gone, and was also not nice, but like most girls she still reminisces about him and is attracted to his bad ways. Enter Mizushima who reminds Tawako of her old boyfriend, but soon more transpires to remind the girl of her old relationship. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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The film debuted at TIFF in Toronto, Canada. See more »

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Not Quite
14 October 2017 | by stephen-624See all my reviews

Often, Japanese movies are slightly weird in a good and culturally intriguing way. This one is weird in a not so good way.

Based on a not very good novel, Birds intrigues for the first two reels, but falls away thereafter. The female and male lead, excellent as they are, are forced into too many tight plot corners, and their taut emotionality runs into histrionics.

Worth a watch, sure, but keep your expectations in check.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,670
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C&I Entertainment See more »
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Color
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