Shoujyo (2005)

Shoujyo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 12mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eiji Okuda Actor Tomokawa 1 1000001
Mayu Ozawa Actor Yoko 1 1000002
Shoji Akira Actor Sukemasa 1 1000003
Mari Natsuki Actor Yukie 1 1000004
Hideo Murota Actor Shozo 1 1000005
Eiji Okuda Director n/a 2 2000001
Ben Yamamoto Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eiji Okuda Producer n/a 3 3000002
Henri Ishii Producer n/a 3 3000003
Eiji Okuda Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Henri Ishii Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Izuru Narushima Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Katsuhiko Manabe Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Renjo Mikihiko Source Material (from short story) 120786 4000003
Hirokazu Ishii Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shigeru Okuhara Editor n/a 172 7000001
Shigeru Umebayashi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Katsuhiko Hibino Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Synopsis
Tomokawa, a notoriously lazy policeman, spends his days teasing his friend Sukemasa, a retarded boy, cycling through the city and having affairs with married women. One day, he meets Yoko, a 15-year-old who offers to go to bed with him for money. The policeman becomes infatuated with her. Before long, the two discover that they have lots of things in common: Sukemasa is Yoko's brother, their mother was one of Tomokawa's former lovers, and Yoko's grandfather had tattooed a one-winged male phoenix on Tomokawa's back. According to a Chinese proverb, a one-winged bird represents a sacred vow between a man and a woman. Tomokawa tells Yoko that his bird needs a mate in order to be able to fly. Yoko decides that her grandfather should create a similar tattoo for her.
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