Annabel is a terminally ill cancer patient and is quietly awaiting her death spending her time studying nature. Read More »
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Orion-za kara no shôtaijô / The Invitation from Cinema Orion (2007) Kenki Saegusa, Rie Miyazawa, Ryo Kase, Ryûdô Uzaki, Drama
Based on the short story from the best-selling collection “Poppoya” by Jiro Asada, “The Invitation from Cinema Orion” tells the story of a couple’s undying love for the cinema and each other. Read More »
Rokkun rouru mishin / Rock’n’Roll Mishin (2002) Isao Yukisada, Urara Awata, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ryô Kase, Drama
Kenji (Kenji Mizuhashi) has a dull life. He is unmotivated at the office, and unable to break off a lukewarm relationship with his girlfriend. Then, he meets an old classmate from high school, Ryoichi ([Hiroyuki Ikeuchi]]). Ryoichi says he’s starting up a clothing brand with a group of friends. One day, Kenji visits their atelier, or workplace, and is fascinated by the sense of freedom that they share. As his relationship with them deepens, Kenji finds it harder and harder to accept the old world he comes from. One day, he punches his boss and quits his job. Now a proper member of Ryoichi’s team, it’s the start of a new and carefree life for him. However, it is short-lived. The clothes they make do not sell as well as they hoped for. Short on cash, energy, and ideas, the negative feedback loop forces each of them to start struggling in a search for alternative paths.
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Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending death marks the beginning of love and toleration.
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After being forced to resign from her publishing company job when her magazine goes out of circulation, office worker Haname Jinchoge (Kumiko Aso) is given the name of her real father-Noburo Jinchoge when her mother (Keiko Matsuzaka) falls into a coma after nearly drowning in a pond while searching for kappa. Unsure if Noburo (Morio Kazama) is her father, Haname decides to visit him but tells him that she is a distant relative, he happens to be the shopkeeper at an odd antiquities shop called Light Bulb Co., working for her father is a punk rocker named Gas (Ryo Kase).
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