• Movie: Over the Fence
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 60 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5323
  • Watchers: 314

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Shiraiwa Yoshio is dumped by his wife and goes back to his hometown of Hakodate. He then enrolls at a vocational school, while receiving unemployment payments. At the vocational school, he meets Daishima Kazuhisa. One day, Kazuhisa takes him to a cabaret. There, Yoshio meets a hostess, Tamura Satoshi. She possesses something different from other people. Satoshi and Yoshio become close.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 60 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5323
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
May 11, 2017
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
"Over the Fence" was directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita who tells the story of Yoshio Shiraiwa (Joe Odagiri) who was dumped by his wife (Yuka) and returns to his hometown of Hakodate. With nowhere to go in life, he attends a vocational school, learning carpentry for unemployment benefits. In vocational school, he meets Kazuhisa (Shota Matsuda) and the two become friends.
One day, Kazuhisa takes you to a nightclub for a business proposal and a night on the town. There, Yoshio meets a hostess, Satoshi (Yu Aoi). Spiritually animated as well as having a strange affinity for animal behavior, Yoshio gradually becomes attracted to her and the two begin a relationship. But with complications like troubled past and troublesome school events, will Yoshio and Satoshi meet in the end?
From the look of the synopsis, director Nobuhiro Yamashita is back to what he does best, which portrays the life of the lower class as in films like "The Drudgery Train" and "Ramblers" (still want to watch). But in the case of "Over the Fence," the story is a bit more "downbeat" ([s] see google [/ s]) and depressing. Yamashita performs the narrative with a discreet but safe touch. The revelations, dramatic beats, "lack of a soundtrack" point out that the film is targeting more of a realistic yet contemplative vibe, rather than a melodramatic vibration. It not only makes the narrative more immersive, but also gives the drama a much needed punch when conflicts arise.
Great movie, highly recommend!

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