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The Tale of Nishino (2014)

Nishino Yukihiko no koi to bôken (original title)
Yukihiko Nishino is very popular with women, but, in the end, he is always dumped by a woman. Yukihiko seeks out his true love.


Nami Iguchi


Hiromi Kawakami (based on the short story by)


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Credited cast:
Yutaka Takenouchi Yutaka Takenouchi ... Yukihiko Nishino
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono ... Manami
Riko Narumi ... Subaru
Fumino Kimura ... Tama
Tsubasa Honda ... Kanoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sawako Agawa Sawako Agawa ... Sayuri Sasaki
Kumiko Asô ... Natsumi
Yurika Nakamura Yurika Nakamura ... Minami
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Minami no Chichi


Yukihiko Nishino is very popular with women, but, in the end, he is always dumped by a woman. Yukihiko seeks out his true love.

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Release Date:

8 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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A good film, cute, surprising, pretty refreshing!
26 January 2015 | by audrey-lescauxSee all my reviews

The plot is far from being groundbreaking, and to be honest I was expecting something pretty boring.

While certain shots seemed exaggeratedly long to me, with a pretty slow paste in general, it was surprisingly captivating. Iguchi Nami nicely takes her time to depict the personalities of ordinary but somehow unconventional people in today Japan.

With the regrettable exception of the main character, the performances are all very good. Machiko Ono, that I had seen and liked in Koreeda's "Like father like son", is the highlight of the film to me. Yutaka Takenouchi does great job. Excellent Sawako Agawa.

The special effect and supernatural components seemed quite unnecessary.

But all together, the film is definitely worth watching.

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