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Plot Summary
Stars Koji Yakusho as a Tokyo businessman whose company has recently gone bankrupt, leaving him unemployed. Estranged from his wife and with time on his hands, Yosuke remembers a story told to him by a recently deceased friend, Taro (Yukiya Kitamura), about a hidden treasure. He takes a train to a suburban fishing village and follows Taro's directions to the treasure. The only complication is a young and mystifying woman Saeko (Misa Shimizu), who lives in the house where Taro's clues lead.

Cast: Koji Yakusho , Misa Shimizu , Mitsuko Baishô , Mansaku Fuwa , Isao Natsuyagi , Yukiya Kitamura , Hijiri Kojima ,

Director: Shohei Imamura

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

Release Date: May 3rd, 2002|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • One never knows where "Warm Water" is going and even though the film's objective feels a little fuzzy even at the end a parable on female sexuality? an ode to liberty? there's such a joy in the telling that it doesn't matter terribly. show more

  • Maintains a light, dainty tone despite the heavy-handed metaphor, but in crossing the Pacific to the U.S., it is bound to leave most viewers dry. show more

  • This story is unthinkable in a Hollywood movie, but there is something about the matter-of-fact way Saeko explains her problem, and the surprised but not stunned way that Yosuke hears her, that takes the edge off. show more

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