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Sketches of Kaitan City (2010)

Kaitanshi jokei (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 December 2010 (Japan)
In the city of Kaitan, during the winter, the local shipyard is downsized and workers are laid off. Futa (Pistol Takehara) lives with his younger sister Honami (Mitsuki Tanimura. He loses ... See full summary »

Director:

Kazuyoshi Kumakiri

Writers:

Yasushi Satô (short stories), Takashi Ujita (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mitsuki Tanimura ... Honami Igawa
Pistol Takehara Pistol Takehara ... Futa Igawa
Ryô Kase ... Haruo Meguro
Kaho Minami ... Haruyo Hika
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Hiroshi Hagiya
Takashi Yamanaka ... Makoto Kudou
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Ryuzo Hika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morio Agata Morio Agata
Yûko Itô Yûko Itô
Hiromi Kuronuma Hiromi Kuronuma
Ayako Moriya Ayako Moriya
Jun Murakami
Aki Nakazato Aki Nakazato
Shigeki Nishibori Shigeki Nishibori
Tatsushi Ohmori
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In the city of Kaitan, during the winter, the local shipyard is downsized and workers are laid off. Futa (Pistol Takehara) lives with his younger sister Honami (Mitsuki Tanimura. He loses his job at the shipyard and, feeling uneasy about their situation, goes with Honami to see the sunrise on a nearby mountainside for New Year's Day. Makoto (Takashi Yamanaka), a new city hall employee, visits the only remaining house in a redevelopment area. The home belongs to a 70-year-old woman,Toki (Aki Nakazato) who lives with her cat and a few animals in her backyard. Toki refuses to vacate the land and Makoto tries to persuade her that she will be forcibly evicted. 49-year-old Ryuzo (Kaoru Kobayashi) works in a small planetarium, while his relationship with his wife Haruyo (Haruyo Hika) and teenage son is deteriorating. Haruyo finds release by working as a hostess in a cabaret. Haruo (Ryo Kase)has taken over the operation of his father's gas company, but he worries about the state of his ... Written by Anon.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Part of the so-called Hakodate Trilogy with Over the Fence (2016) and The Light Shines Only There (2014) based on the works of author Yasushi Satô who was inspired by his hometown of Hakodate, Hokkaido in northern Japan. See more »

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 December 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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$400,000 (estimated)
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