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Ratings: 7.4/10 from 61 users
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Iwamatsu Shota is a young man, who dreams of becoming an actor. He teaches stage play at a nursing home for the elderly. Due to an incident, he flees with Yamashita Takara, who also works at the same nursing home. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2020
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 61 users)
  • Ranked: #84230
  • Popularity: #13512
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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5 people found this review helpful
Mar 5, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Beautiful but dark

First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2021 Online Special without whom I would not have seen this film.

I was very wary of watching this especially due to having watched Miyamoto last night & its blunt nature but this is a beautiful film despite dealing with difficult topics. Yes, there is a scene or two that may be triggering but they are shot in a tactful way with quite quick edits & it doesn't last that long unlike in Miyamoto.
The beginning is intriguing & within around half an hour we get into the main body of the film which is about two young people escaping their dismaying lives as well as the police. There is most definitely a Bonnie & Clyde/Thelma & Louise vibe to it but at the same time it is really different. I believe this is about discovering yourself & a pure relationship/love.
The acting was phenomenal and the scenery is breathtaking; it does have a slightly ambiguous ending but there's also a revelation right at the end which is very emotional and makes you think about fate & life coming full circle. Overall, I think this is a beautiful, emotional, touching & thought-provoking story that will stay with me for a while.

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  • Movie: Soirée
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2020
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 61 users)
  • Ranked: #84230
  • Popularity: #13512
  • Watchers: 387

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