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Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi (2017)

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 »

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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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Birds Without Names  »

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The director Kazuya Shiraishi was available for a Q&A following the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and informed the audience that there are several Buddhist references and concepts strewn throughout the plot. See more »

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Not Quite
14 October 2017 | by (Australia) – See 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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