#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a middle-aged male acquaintance. She eventually returns the wallet to its owner, a wealthy high-school boy named Koki, who notices the missing money, and as compensation, asks Izumi to do something for his friend – to create a newspaper that brings happiness to its reader.
Plot: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a middle-aged male acquaintance. She eventually returns the wallet to its owner, a wealthy high-school boy named Koki, who notices the missing money, and as compensation, asks Izumi to do something for his friend – to create a newspaper that brings happiness to its reader.
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Delightful, Thoughtful, and Beautiful
Ever since my own kids were young I have been drawn to films that don’t treat teenagers like idiots. A Wrinkle in Time is one such film. About the Pink Sky is another.
It must be challenging for directors to walk the line with characters that balance childhood behavior with the actions of adults. Most teenagers aren’t just big children. At the same time they are not just little adults. Portraying this grey area of adolescence requires skill.
This film succeeds in finding the right balance. The director has chosen a complex story fraught with moral ambiguity and frames it in the relationships of three teenage girls whose friendship and behavior reflect their complicated and evolving personalities.
We are given a ringside seat to the thoughts and behavior of young Izumi Kawashima who one day discovers a wallet stuffed with money. We watch and listen as she contemplates her actions. Return it? Keep it? Share it with her friends? The wallet belongs to a rick kid and Izumi’s thoughts about the possible unsavory nature of the money’s source colors how she deals with the money.
Her interaction with her friends as they walk about the town are by themselves worth the price of admission. They are variously goofy, serious, contemplative, catty, conspiratorial, and laugh-out-loud funny. The seeming ease with which these young girls perform is a sight to behold, especially the complex Izumi who is portrayed masterfully by Ai Ikeda. Watch her in the long takes as she talks and thinks with herself and others. You will be impressed.
Framing this all is some of the most attractive black and white photography I can recall. Somehow the director and photographer achieve a unique balance between crisp and sharp on the one hand and soft and dreamy on the other.
There are many delightful sequences, some laugh out loud funny, some understated or subtle. One of my favorites: Izumi tries to apply online for a late night chat service to make some extra money but has to impersonate her mom since she is underage. The interview is a realtime video session so Izumi must look and act the part. Her attempt to look and behave like an adult Japanese woman is positively hilarious.
The film is almost two hours long. It takes its time. And it’s well worth your time and attention.
from japan… pretty good.
Self Indulgent…. Ai Ikeda is Izumi, a high school teeny bopper, who finds a wallet that someone has lost. She and her school girl friends track down the owner, but only after spending a chunk of the money that was in the wallet. This one is kind of a “week in the life of a high school chick” film, from Japan. Interestingly, its in black and white, which tells us right off that this is more about personalities and characters than the events that take place. Most of the girls’ chatter is inane, and repetitious blather, but i guess that’s what girls that age would be saying and doing. A fun running gag where they yell things at a noise meter on the side of the road. This seems to be the first major film for writer/director Keiichi Kobayashi.Wonder if it’s auto-biographical. Great editing. One really gets the feeling that these are real, silly, school girls, saying things that they would say. Apparently the first and last film for for both Tsubasa Takayama (Sato, the owner of the lost wallet), as well as for Ikeda. Entertaining, if you don’t mind subtitles. it DID win awards at the film festivals. It’s pretty good overall, but kind of loses steam in the second hour. Some big reveals right at the end, but some of that should have been done earlier on, so we could follow along.
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (Japan)
Director Keiichi Kobayashi
Writer Keiichi Kobayashi
Actors Ai Ikeda, Ena Koshino, Reiko Fujiwara
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
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