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2002

Gaichu

Harmful Insect

害虫

(c) 2002 NIKKATSU/TBS/SONY PCL

(c) 2002 NIKKATSU/TBS/SONY PCL

(c) 2002 NIKKATSU/TBS/SONY PCL

(c) 2002 NIKKATSU/TBS/SONY PCL

Release Date
March, 16th, 2002
Running Time
92 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU, TBS, SONY PCL

[ Story ]

Miyazaki Aoi, whose role as the young girl in Eureka was highly acclaimed, plays a junior high school girl who is determined to choose her own way of life amidst the cruel tricks of fate, even if this isolates her from her environment. At the 2001 Festival des 3 Continents, the film won the Special Jury Award and the Best Actress Award.
Affected by the commotion surrounding her mother's suicide attempt, Sachiko (Miyazaki Aoi) loses touch with her classmates. She no longer goes to school and wanders the streets, spending her time as she pleases. One day she meets Takao (Sawaki Tetsu) and the vagrant Kyuzo (Ishikawa Hiroshi). They have nothing in particular to do, but that makes the leisured passage of time they experience most precious. Meanwhile, we find out about a love affair between Sachiko and Ogata, a teacher from when she was in elementary school. However, Takao gets involved in some sort of trouble and disappears, putting a sudden stop to Sachiko's leisurely time. She starts to go back to school, but troubles await her there as well. Sachiko decides to leave town. In order to visit Ogata, she gets on a long-distance truck...

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
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