Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »
32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »
Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome 6 strangers into the community. A malevolent fishing boat operator (Kazuki Kitamura), a sexy caregiver... See full summary »
Looking for jobs, five young friends regularly meet at one's apartment. Judging and gauging one another by their ability to land job pits the friends as also competitors. When one of the ... See full summary »
Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »
Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »
I had no expectations upon watching this movie and I wasn't disappointed. I understood what the director was trying to do and the plot definitely doesn't take a genius to unravel. But seriously! This movie almost put me to sleep if it wasn't for Ai Hashimoto. The execution of the scenes was predictable and the actors failed to deliver salvation. To be honest, I was surprised that this movie got so many awards. Best editing? Best film? Best director? What the heck LOL! It makes me question the credibility of Japanese award giving bodies. Basically, The Kirishima Thing lacks substance and no matter how complex the characters are, the lousy script, monotonous scenes (i mean seriously! there is another way to portray these scenes without causing a headache) and the shallow plot brought the whole film to its demise.
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