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Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

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This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Noriko Shinohara ... Herself
Ushio Shinohara ... Himself
Alex Shinohara Alex Shinohara ... Himself
Ethan Cohen Ethan Cohen ... Himself
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For years, Ushio Shinohara has been one of the leading, and most under- appreciated, alternative artists in Japan and New York City with an wildly esoteric style. For many of those years, his wife, Noriko, has been a faithful companion to this idiosyncratic man, but grew wanting to be more. This film covers the relationship of this special couple as Ushio struggles for commercial success on his own terms. Additionally, we follow Noriko pursuing her own artistic vision with her semi-autobiographical line art project that reveals much about her own soul as eloquently as her husband's work. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for nude art images | See all certifications »
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English | Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lepotica i bokser See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,098, 18 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$200,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,696
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1.85 : 1
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Ushio Shinohara: Life is wonderful. Life should be positive. When it's blown to pieces, that's when it becomes art. Art is messy and dirty when it pours out of you. The New York Times once said "Shinohara is amazing." Listen... Brother... Why do I... It makes me cry. I believe in my career goddamn it. Why do I have to? I want to cry. I've got nothing. Listen to me! This is so hard... And it's so fantastic... Now I've got nothing. You see... We are the ones suffering the most from art...
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Dolomiti Spring (Solo)
Performed by Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes
Composed by Yasuaki Shimizu
Published by NHK Publishing, Inc. (JASRAC) / Wizard Publishers Ltd. (JASRAC) / Sateto Inc. (JASRAC)
Licensed by Victor Entertainment, Inc.
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The average one has to support the genius.
4 January 2014 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

Age is a funny thing. Most days I really feel my age, but from outward appearances, most people guess well below my actual years.

As we age, we tend to think of dying and disease. One of the partners in a marriage is usually suffering more than the other. You have to sometimes forget your troubles to tend to the other.

This film is about a married couple who have reached that point in their lives. We see how they see themselves and their partner. Noriko willingly made sacrifices for Ushio, but now she wants to develop her own interests.

The dance between these two artists is fascinating, tender, and sometimes loud, but never boring.


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