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TV documentary and drama director Yoichero Takahashi made his theatrical feature-film directorial debut with this Japanese drama about a romantic triangle of high-school students. Swimmer Kenji (Kenji Mizuhashi) has a crush on classmate Reiko (Ayumi Ito), who prefers swimmer Arai (Yoshiki Sekino). She gets Kenji to function as a go-between, but Arai, discerning Kenji's true feelings for Reiko, drops out to bring Kenji and Reiko together. In addition, Arai tries to give Kenji sex education, fixing him up with barmaid Rie (Eri Yu). The confusing situation takes a nosedive when Kenji, arriving for a date with Reiko, finds her with Arai. This film was the winner of the $165,000 "New Directors Prize" at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Kenji Mizuhashi
as Kenji
Ayumi Ito
as Feiko
Yoshiki Sekino
as Arai
Ryuzo Hayashi
as Father
Tomoko Mayumi
as Sister
Eri Yu
as Rie
Ren Osugi
as Boat Dweller
Sansei Shiomi
as Swimming Coach

Crew

Natsuo Sekikawa
Book Author
Masato Kato
Screenwriter
Fumio Kodaka
Cinematographer
Norihiro Tsuru
Composer (Music Score)
Kiyoko Mizushima
Editor
Juichi Inaba
Art Director
Naomasa Kato
Sound/Sound Designer
Yutaka Otsuka
Sound/Sound Designer
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