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My Darling of the Mountains (2008)

Yama no anata - Tokuichi no koi (original title)
At a hot springs resort in the mountains of 1930's Japan, a blind masseur becomes fixated on an alluring woman from Tokyo.

Director:

Katsuhito Ishii

Writer:

Hiroshi Shimizu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ... Tokuichi
Maiko Maiko ... Michiho Misawa - Lady from Tokyo
Ryo Kase ... Fuku (as Ryô Kase)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hirofumi Arai ... Police Officer
Anri Ban Anri Ban
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Kiku
Ryohei Hirota Ryohei Hirota ... Kenichi Omura - Boy
Mei Kurokawa Mei Kurokawa ... Rin
Yoneko Matsukane ... Masseur Lodgings Hostess
Shunichiro Miki Shunichiro Miki ... Kitaro
Tomokazu Miura ... Kujiraya Inn Owner
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita
Haruka Suenaga Haruka Suenaga
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka
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At a hot springs resort in the mountains of 1930's Japan, a blind masseur becomes fixated on an alluring woman from Tokyo.

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remake | masseur | japanese | blindness | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 May 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

My Darling of the Mountains See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A shot-for-shot remake of Hiroshi Shimizu's The Masseurs and a Woman (1938). See more »

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Remake of The Masseurs and a Woman (1938) See more »

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Disappointing
15 February 2009 | by ethSinSee all my reviews

A very disappointing movie, I absolutely did not connect with the protagonist or any other characters in the film. In fact, there seemed to be minimal contact between the two main characters, and Tsutsumi Shininchi's character provided almost no purpose. Maiko, while seeming to fit the beautiful girl from Tokyo very well, practically read the script and acted very poorly.

Another thing that bothered me was how the blind masseuses were portrayed as such creepy, almost inhuman creatures. It was quite disturbing to watch, and I didn't find it to be cool or funny.

Cinematography, especially of rivers, were very beautiful, but the overall story, acting, and direction were very poor.


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