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Films & Schedules - 100 YEN LOVE

100 YEN LOVE

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 18, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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100 YEN LOVE

DIRECTOR: Masaharu Take - JAPAN

“Play video games with your nephew, pick up junk food, and pass out reading manga. Such is the life of Ichiko Saito, a 32-year-old living with her parents and recently divorced sister. When their working class home gets too small for both sisters, her mother pushes Ichiko into the world and she gets a job at the nearby konbini. She befriends a gruff amateur boxer but cruel reality soon pushes her to don the gloves herself. As Derek Elley of Film Business Asia writes, ‘Ando triumphs in [this] quirky tale of a social misfit’s transformation, exceeding all expectations in a physical performance of absurd comedy and deep pathos.”?—Japan Cuts. (113 mins.)

Filmography: Mongolian Baseball (2012), Cafe Seoul (2009)

Sponsored by Consular Office of Japan in Portland.



Interests: Oscar Submissions.

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