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Like Grains of Sand (1995)

Nagisa no Shindobaddo (original title)
The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to), and his friend Ito, whose love for Yoshida seems to have ... See full summary »

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Ryosuke Hashiguchi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoshinori Okada ... Shuji Ito
Ayumi Hamasaki Ayumi Hamasaki ... Kasane Aihara
Kouji Yamaguchi Kouji Yamaguchi ... Touru Kanbara
Kumi Takada Kumi Takada ... Ayako Shimizu
Shizuka Isami Shizuka Isami ... Rika Matsuo
Kôta Kusano Kôta Kusano ... Hiroyuki Yoshida
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... Fujita
Bang-ho Cho Bang-ho Cho ... Teacher
Miyako Yamaguchi Miyako Yamaguchi ... Ms. Yoshida
Toshie Negishi ... Ms. Nezu
Kunio Murai Kunio Murai ... Shuji's Father
Hiroko Anzai Hiroko Anzai
Kenichiro Samejima Kenichiro Samejima
Kazumi Ikeda Kazumi Ikeda
Chiharu Ishikawa Chiharu Ishikawa ... Noriko Yoshida
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The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to), and his friend Ito, whose love for Yoshida seems to have little chance for success. In the end we have a coalition of Ito and Aihara - who may or may not be in love with Ito - teaching Yoshida a lesson. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 1995 (Japan) See more »

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Like Grains of Sand See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Implausible and too lengthy unnecessary pictorial sequences.
16 April 2000 | by BillyStrannixSee all my reviews

I don't think the main idea was so bad, but the plot was completely implausible and awful. Moreover, this movie was merely a lengthy sequence of CM films, a kind of sports drink. The whole movie was too long and dull to continue seeing-should have been much shorter.


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