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2005

Maison de Himiko

La Maison de Himiko

メゾン・ド・ヒミコ

(c) 2005 MAISON DE HIMIKO FILM PARTNERS

(c) 2005 MAISON DE HIMIKO FILM PARTNERS

(c) 2005 MAISON DE HIMIKO FILM PARTNERS

(c) 2005 MAISON DE HIMIKO FILM PARTNERS

Release Date
August, 27th, 2005
Running Time
131 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Asmik Ace Entertainment, IMJ Entertainment, NTV, S・D・P, CULTURE PUBLISHERS

[ Story ]

An original story from director Inudo Isshin and scriptwriter Watanabe Aya, the team behind the highly successful Josee to Tora to Sakana Tachi (Josee, The Tiger and the Fish).
When Saori (Shibasaki Kou) found out her father was gay, she completely disowned him. Then one day, a man named Haruhiko (Odagiri Joe) comes to the paint company where she works and informs Saori that her father is dying of cancer. Haruhiko asks her to come and work at the old people's home her father runs. Saori is deeply in debt. Tempted by the huge salary and her father's fortune, she decides to accept the offer. She finds out that her father runs a retirement home for old, gay people called the "Maison de Himiko". Saori slowly warms to the eccentric inhabitants of the home and to Haruhiko, her father's boyfriend. When her father dies, Haruhiko has an affair with an old man in the home who used to be her father's "sugar daddy". When Saori finds out, she leaves the home to return to her old life. However, a few days later she is called back to the "Maison de Himiko". When the residents confess their feelings for her, she realizes that this is where she really belongs.

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2nd CJ Asian Independent Film Festival
27th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

Asmik Ace, Inc.
1-8-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Rep: NAGASAWA Shuichi
tel: +81 3 5413 4351
fax: +81 3 5413 2841
E-mail: intl@asmik-ace.co.jp
http://www.asmik-ace.co.jp

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