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Takkyu Onsen


Former assistant director to Shall We Dance? filmmaker Masayuki Suo, Gen Yamakawa helmed this mildly satirical comedy about a housewife named Sonoko (Keiko Matsuzaka) longing for something different than the daily grind of housework. Tired of being ignored by her workaholic husband (Keizo Kanie) and her punkish teenaged son (Yosuke), she calls up a radio show for help. The hostess named Kanae (Riho Makine) flippantly tells her to drop everything and visit the Takkyu Hot Springs, and this she does. Along...more