Cutie and the Boxer Image

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

Summary: For years, Ushio Shinohara has been one of the leading, and most underappreciated, alternative artists in Japan and New York City with an wildly esoteric style. For many of those years, his wife, Noriko, has been a faithful companion to this idiosyncratic man, but grew want to be more. This film covers the relationship of these special couple as Ushio struggles for commercial success on his own terms. Meanwhile, we also follow Noriko pursuing her own artistic vision with her semi-autobiographical line art project that reveals much about her own soul as eloquently as her husband's work.
Runtime: 82 min
Rating: Rated R for nude art images
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Production: Little Magic Films
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Japanese
Home Release Date: Feb 4, 2014
Director Credit
Zachary Heinzerling Director
Principal Cast Credit
Noriko Shinohara Herself
Ushio Shinohara Himself
Cast Credit
Alex Shinohara Himself
Ethan Cohen Himself
Noriko Shinohara Herself
Ushio Shinohara Himself
Producer Credit
Caroline Waterlow Co-Producer
Ezra Edelman Co-Producer
Kiki Miyake Executive Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer
Patrick Burns Producer
Ryuhei Shindo Associate Producer
Sierra Pettengill Producer
Svetlana Zill Consulting Producer
Zachary Heinzerling Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: