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  • Movie: Ooku
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2010
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 491 users)
  • Ranked: #1799
  • Popularity: #2397
  • Watchers: 1,127

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Ooku
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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 491 users
# of Watchers: 1,127
Reviews: 5 users
Ranked #1799
Popularity #2397
Watchers 491

In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic stickens men in the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, the gender roles have become reversed in Japan. Woman become the dominant members of society and males are sought out for the ability to produce children.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2010
  • Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 491 users)
  • Ranked: #1799
  • Popularity: #2397
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
xeenatheprincesswarrior
5 people found this review helpful
Feb 26, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
It is uncommon to know or hear man harem but Ooku movie showed how is the life of men inside of chambers full of beautiful, skilled, dainty, and warrior men. An everyday life full of competition and deceit. It is ironic that their "seeds" and desire was address to wrong specie, that is a nerve wrecking man to man touching and "cold nights" without woman, while the women in the village is frantic to have men to have children. The ratio of men is 1/4 to women, whereas, there's a huge need for supply of men, in terms of labor and warriors to protect the village.

I find it amusing while watching this movie. It is no difference, no matter what gender you are, when competition is tight, everything is possible. The story is unique and I am quite fascinated seeing the fashionable Edo's trend in wearing their kimonos, specially the men with their Furisode and Sokutai, they are like Barbie doll types. It feels like while watching this, you have gone back from the old days, seeing them sitting in tatami mats floored room in Nihon Jutaku (Japanese styled houses). It is refreshing to see the old custom, culture of Japan, especially for western people watching the movie. Though it will only take less than 6 hours (by plane) going in Japan since it is a neighbor country (north part of Philippines), still this is not an everyday (and modern) setting, thus, it is fascinating to watch.

Though I am not anymore shock knowing the "man to man" relationship of Japan men, not because of the modern times, but it's been part of Japan culture if you read some of their history. I really love the cinematography, the story, the characters and the actors. They did a great job.

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claudya87
3 people found this review helpful
May 4, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The movie is great no doubt but it feels a bit rushed. It leaves the feeling that something is missing. I like how the Ohoku is described and how our main hero seems to distinguish himself from the others and yet..I feel some elements are missing, it's like a story constructed on main ideas that are not fully developed.
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