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2009

halfway

halfway

ハルフウェイ

(c)2009 CINE QUA NON / GENTOSHA / Rockwell Eyes

(c)2009 CINE QUA NON / GENTOSHA / Rockwell Eyes

(c)2009 CINE QUA NON / GENTOSHA / Rockwell Eyes

(c)2009 CINE QUA NON / GENTOSHA / Rockwell Eyes

Release Date
February, 21st, 2009
Running Time
85 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby SR

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

CINE QUA NON, GENTOSHA, Rockwell Eyes

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

CINE QUA NON

[ Story ]

The directorial debut of Kitagawa Eriko, who has written a large number of popular TV drama series, including ‘Long Vacation.' Produced by filmmaker Iwai Shunji and musician Kobayashi Takeshi, the film spins the life-sized troubles of a high-school couple as they face graduation and collegeentrance exams, with a delicate touch and a pervasive feel of fresh air. The cast's natural expressions and dialogue, largely ad-libbed, gives a sense of reality to the teenagers' naïve romance. Hiro (Kitano Kie), a high-school senior in Hokkaido, has a crush on Shu (Okada Masaki), the captain of the basketball team and an excellent student. She nearly faints whenever he comes near, and she frets about her inability to express her feelings, but by chance one day Shu confesses his love to her and she ends up on Cloud Nine. But Hiro plans to attend the local college of social work, while Shu has his sights set on Waseda University in Tokyo. Hearing this, Hiro erupts: "How could you start a relationship with me, when you knew you'd be going so far away?" and she refuses to speak to him.

[ Official Site ]

http://halfway-movie.jp/

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Films 2009

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2009

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

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