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100 Yen Love (2014)

Hyakuen no koi (original title)
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 »

Director:

Masaharu Take

Writer:

Shin Adachi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sakura Andô ... Ichiko Saito
Hirofumi Arai ... Yuji Kano
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Ichiko's Father
Miyoko Inagawa Miyoko Inagawa ... Ichiko's Mother
Saori Koide Saori Koide ... Fumiko Saito (as Saori)
Yûki Okita Yûki Okita ... Sada-san
Kaito Yoshimura Kaito Yoshimura ... Nishimura
Shôhei Uno Shôhei Uno ... Okano
Tadashi Sakata Tadashi Sakata ... Noma
Osamu Shigematsu Osamu Shigematsu ... Gym Manager
Toshie Negishi ... Umeko Ikeuchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ako Masuki Ako Masuki ... Tofu Seller
Shinichirô Matsuura Shinichirô Matsuura ... Kobayashi (Ichiko's Coach)
Megumi Morino ... Boxer
Tateto Serizawa Tateto Serizawa
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Storyline

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 young son. One day, after a particularly heated argument, Ichiko charges out of the house for good. With few employment options to support herself, Ichiko works the night shift at a 100 yen shop (dollar store). On her way home each day she passes a boxing gym where she watches Yuji Kano (Hirofumi Arai) silently practice, developing a crush on him. The pair starts seeing each other and things change for Ichiko... At last, the bell rings and longtime loser Ichiko's rematch with life begins! Written by Daichi Yashiki (International Sales/TOEI COMPANY, LTD)

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 November 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

100 Yen Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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In this film, the actor is bigger than the story.
3 August 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

It's smart to drive type stories through unconventional characters. As it turns out, as long as it is done properly, traditional themes can be unconventional. The more intense the depression, the more transparent the catharsis, therefore, when Sakura Andô appeared on the screen, the film had already succeeded in half. However, I think that the ending part is a bit long, in addition it may be better if the ending is bolder.


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