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2005

Yokubo

DESIRE

欲望

(c) 2005 Kouwa International Co., Ltd.

(c) 2005 Kouwa International Co., Ltd.

(c) 2005 Kouwa International Co., Ltd.

(c) 2005 Kouwa International Co., Ltd.

Release Date
November, 19th, 2005
Running Time
133 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Kouwa International

[ Story ]

Ruiko (Itaya Yuka), a librarian, only has relationships with married men. Then she runs into Asao (Takaoka Saki), an old friend from junior high school. Asao invites her to her wedding where Ruiko meets Asao's old boyfriend, Masami (Murakami Jun). When they were in junior high school, Ruiko liked Masami and they read Mishima Yukio's novels together, but Masami preferred Asao to Ruiko. Ruiko is still passionately attracted to the adult Masami, but Masami is impotent. Meanwhile, Asao's marriage to her cold and much older husband becomes unbearable. Their personal problems bring the three friends together again, but Asao dies in a car accident. Ruiko and Masami become even closer in an attempt to fill up the hole in their lives left by Asao's death. However, Masami too, decides that a life of infinite longing is unbearable and Ruiko is finally left alone.
Director Shinohara Tetsuo of Inochi (Life) and Shinkokyu no Hitsuyou (Breathe In, Breathe Out) has faithfully adapted Koike Mariko's romantic novel.

[ Contact (International) ]

BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.
International Team

Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Rep: KAWASHIRO Kazumi (President&CEO)
Attn: International Team
tel: +81 3 6837 2635
fax: +81 3 6837 2637
E-mail: bnarts@bnarts.jp
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