• Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

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Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

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

Director: Shôhei Imamura

Genres: Romance, Drama, Fantasy

Production Co: Miramax

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  • A rather luminous movie on the power of love. 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

  • A movie about love, friendship and finding oneself, and it takes all its subjects very seriously while seeming to treat them with the lightest and most piquant of touches. Like its bizarre heroine, it irrigates our souls. show more

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