Search All

Search by Title

Release year:
Production year:

Advance Search

Search by Cast/Staff

Advance Search

Search by Company/Association

Advance Search

Categories

Genres

Genres: Specify

1973

Aitte nandaro

So This Is Love

愛ってなんだろ

Release Date
May, 2nd, 1973
Running Time
TBD
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

A newcomer - a handsome young man named Shunji - brings a sensation to the young female workers in the toy manufacturing company. He wants to supply children with toys that give children dreams. He asks a charming illustrator named Mari to cooperate: to create the lovable face of a doll - a face so charming that it warms every heart. Her smile strikes him - it's the face that he's been looking for.
However, a doll with Mari's face is not manufactured – the chief says children prefer toy monsters to the doll. What's more, he calls Shunji a murderer. The truth is this: he used to be a promising jazz pianist, but his future was shattered when he caused a traffic accident killing his sweetheart. Shunji presents Mari with a beautiful song titled "Whispering Young Leaves" before he quits the company.
The president of the toy company, however, is touched by the doll with Mari's face. He orders mass production of the doll and wants Shunji back. The young man is missing.
In order to find Shunji, Mari sings Shunji's song on TV. Shunji hears it in a nursery school run by Takako, his late sweetheart's sister.
However, he has no intention of returning to the toy company. He is determined to live in the nursery school with Takako taking care of the children who prefer dolls with Mari's face to toy monsters.

【JF 1975】

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
International Sales & Licensing

13F, Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
fax: +81-3-5550-1654
E-mail: ibd@shochiku.co.jp
http://www.shochikufilms.com

Relative Titles

Lucky Ears

Lucky Ears (2003)

Director
TAKIGAWA Chisui
Cast
KUDO Kankuro, TANAKA Kunie, TAKANO Shiho

Release Date
Sep, 13th, 2003
The Lump In My Heart

The Lump In My Heart (2023)

Director
MATSUMURA Shingo
Cast
YOSHIDA Mizuki, TOKIWA Takako

Chinatsu is anxious about a creative novel assignment titled "memories of first love" from the university. For Chinatsu, her first love is her childhood friend, Kohki, however, she has a bitter memory of the words which Kohki said to her when they we...

Release Date
Jan, 27th, 2023
Do Unto Others

Do Unto Others (2023)

Director
MAEDA Tetsu
Cast
MATSUYAMA Kenichi, NAGASAWA Masami

The dead bodies of an old man and the director of a nursing care center were found. The suspect was Shiba, who worked under the director as a home-visit nursing worker. He was a kind-hearted young man and was loved by those families he visited. The p...

Release Date
Mar 2023
1%er ONE-PERCENTER

1%er ONE-PERCENTER (2022)

Director
YAMAGUCHI Yudai
Cast
SAKAGUCHI Taku (TAK∴)

Action film actor Toshiro Takuma is a man with only one goal: the perfection of action film acting. But when his samurai-approach to the profession clashes with an industry addicted to wires, CGI and quick edits, Toshiro and his trusty apprentice Aki...

Release Date
2023