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2004

Sekai no Owari

World's end/girlfriend

せかいのおわり

(c) 2005 Suzufukudo / Max-A / Bitters End / Pony Canyon

(c) 2005 Suzufukudo / Max-A / Bitters End / Pony Canyon

(c) 2005 Suzufukudo / Max-A / Bitters End / Pony Canyon

(c) 2005 Suzufukudo / Max-A / Bitters End / Pony Canyon

Release Date
September, 10th, 2005
Running Time
112 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Suzufukudo, MAX-A, Bitters End, PONY CANYON

[ Story ]

Shinnosuke (Shibukawa Kiyohiko) and Misawa (Nagatsuka Keishi) are joint managers of a Bonsai shop. Suddenly, Shinnosuke's childhood friend, Haruko (Nakamura Mami), turns up. She has split up with her boyfriend and finds herself out on the streets. Shinnosuke starts to like Haruko and really wants to cheer her up, but he can't manage to express his real feelings or stop picking up other women. Misawa is dumbfounded by Shinnosuke's behavior, but also has complex feelings of love for his friend. Haruko realizes that Shinnosuke is falling in love with her, but she pretends not to notice in order to keep the peace between the friends. Then one day, Shinnosuke suddenly blurts out his feelings for Haruko, but she has just hooked up with another man. Haruko moves out of the shop and in with the man, but then his wife returns and Haruko finds herself out on the streets again. Shinnosuke has to start cheering her up all over again.
From Kazama Shiori, the director of Kasei no Kanon (The Mars Canon), a warm portrayal of love between men and women, who can't quite grow up.

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

55th Berlin International Film Festival (Forum)
29th Hong Kong International Film Festival
9th Pusan International Film Festival
52nd Sydney Film Festival
29th Sao Paulo International Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

PONY CANYON INC.
1-5-17 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8487
tel: +81 3 6230 9700
fax: +81 3 6230 9750
E-mail: intl@ponycanyon.co.jp
http://www.ponycanyon.co.jp/intl

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