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Itsumichi Isomura

Ganbatte ikimasshoi (Give It All)

Edition 2000
120' - 1998 - Drama, Sport - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Itsumichi Isomura Composer: Lee-Tzsche With: Rena Tanaka, Mami Shimizu, Wakana Chizaki
Shikoku Island, The fourth largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Matsuyama, a historical, quiet town facing the serene inland sea. 1976, after the turmoil of years of student demonstrations, there came a time of nihilism. The new generation was given the nickname ‘Age of Three Nothings’ signifying ‘Giving nothing, caring for nothing, being moved by nothing’. Etsuko (15) lives with her father and hard-working, fussy mother. They run a little dry-cleaning business. With them is Etsuko’s grandmother who looks after the house and her ‘brilliant’ older sister who is leaving to attend a top college. Etsuko feels useless, with no role to play in the household. One day she decides to run away from home...

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Credits

Director

Itsumichi Isomura

Composer

Lee-Tzsche

With

Rena Tanaka, Mami Shimizu, Wakana Chizaki

Scenario

Itsumichi Isomura, Yoshiko Shikimura

Director of Photography

Yûichi Nagata

Editor

Junichi Kikuchi

Producer

Shoji Masui, Akifumi Takuma

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Year

1998

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