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Yôichi Higashi

The Crossing (Boku no ojisan)

Edition 2000
116' - 2000 - Drama - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Yôichi Higashi With: Michitaka Tsutsui, Takahito Hosoyamada, Miho Tsumiki
Following up on his internationally acclaimed ‘Village of Dreams’, Yoichi Higashi directs this beautifully-shot, contemplative drama about a budding friendship between a young man and his laconic teenaged nephew. The film opens with Takuya, a blank-faced 14-year old, strolling in a rural post office with a large knife. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Takuya's father Koji is struck with a cascade of bad news – Takuya's arrest, his own father's death, and the bad news that his itinerate girlfriend Rin has suddenly appeared on his doorstep after a three-month absence. Assuming that Takuya was acting out after his grandfather's death, the police release him on probation. When Koji arrives in his hometown for the funeral, the two soon bond. (Jonathan Crow)

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Yôichi Higashi


Michitaka Tsutsui, Takahito Hosoyamada, Miho Tsumiki


Yôichi Higashi, Tetsujirô Yamagami

Director of Photography

Takahiro Tsutai


Mitsuyoshi Hayashi

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Screenplay based on

"Boku No Ojisan" (Yamagami Tetsujiro)



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