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Athlete: Ore ga kare ni oboreta hibi (2019)

"I want to live my life being me!"-A pure love story which pictures the world of LGBT. Kohei, a former competitive swimmer, lives an ordinary life with his wife and high school daughter, ... See full summary »

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Takamasa Oe
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Joe Nakamura Joe Nakamura
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Yohdi Kondo Yohdi Kondo ... Yutaka (Yuta)
Yoshiaki Umegaki Yoshiaki Umegaki
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"I want to live my life being me!"-A pure love story which pictures the world of LGBT. Kohei, a former competitive swimmer, lives an ordinary life with his wife and high school daughter, but one day, his wife suddenly asks him for a divorce. He then has a fateful encounter with a beautiful boy named Yutaka. Yutaka dreams of becoming an animator while working as an online chat boy. At the same time, he is struggling to tell his father that he is gay. They are both confused but eventually become attracted to each other. Then, they have sex. One day they make love, and the next day they hurt each other. Through these emotional ups and downs, their relationship grows deeper and deeper. But . . .

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Quite an absorbing tale of self-reconciliation.
3 January 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

A stylishly filmed story about a thirty-something swimming teacher who, having been divorced by his wife, encounters a young man and together they embark on a journey of self-discovery. It's all pretty predictable stuff: inner demons are faced and it has it's fair share of love, lust, jealousy - and, of course, external family problems that all weigh heavily on the younger man as he struggles to find and accept love and on the older as he deals with his teenage daughter. The ending, though really quite unfulfilling, is actually appropriate and honest. Two decent performances from Joe Nakamura and Yohdi Kondo keep this interesting, if not exactly thought-provoking.


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26 July 2019 (Japan) See more »

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