Release Date: June 10, 2005
Summary: A residential neighborhood in Tokyo, 2003. Yoko, a freelance writer researching musical legend Jiang Ewn-Ye, befriends Hajime, the owner of a secondhand bookstore. They spend many hours together in the district's coffee shops and train stations. Yoko feels she can tell the quiet, calm Hajime anything. When she is with him, she experiences an unusual peace of mind, a calmness of spirit. For his part, Hajime loves Yoko profoundly, but remains silent. Raised in rural Hokkaido by her near-blind uncle, Yoko now enjoys a good relationship with her father and step-mother. But when she returns to her father's house and tells them she is pregnant, and that she has no intention of marrying the Taiwanese father, they worry deeply for Yoko's future. (Wild Bunch)
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Runtime: 103 min
Production: Asahi Shimbunsha
Genres: Drama
Countries: Japan, Taiwan
Languages: English, Japanese
Home Release Date: Dec 27, 2005
Director Credit
Hsiao-hsien Hou Director
Writer Credit
Hsiao-hsien Hou Screenplay
T'ien-wen Chu Screenplay
Cast Credit
Kimiko Yo Yôko No Keiba
Masato Hagiwara Seiji
Nenji Kobayashi Yôko No Otôsan
Tadanobu Asano Hajime Takeuchi
Yo Hitoto Yôko
Producer Credit
Ching-Song Liao Producer
Fumiko Osaka Producer
Hideji Miyajima Producer
Ichirô Yamamoto Producer