Tatsuo Sato quits his job and loafs around aimlessly. Tatsuo Sato then meets Takuji Oshiro at a Pachinko Parlor. Takuji Oshiro later takes Tatsuo Sato back to his home, which is a modest shack. There, Takuji lives with is sick father, mother and older sister Chinatsu. Tatsuo becomes attracted to Chinatsu, who shines even in their difficult situation. ~~ Based on the novel "Soko nomi nite Hikari Kagayaku" by Yasushi Sato.
Cast & Credits
Enough about the plot. Acting - amazing! The characters are multidimensional and the main cast reflects that nearly flawlessly. They differ greatly, and despite little development, you get to see their ups and downs very credible. If the actors have by any chance better portrayals so far it can be only by little.
As for a music lover there wasn't enough of it. As for the way is was shoot - it was perfectly enough, and was once again great indeed.
As a summary: it wasn't westernized too much (not at all if you've seen, form the newest production, World of Kanako), it was soot beautifully despite showing the ugliness. Why 8, then? It's not something you'd yearn to see again. There's a high chance not to get bored - but only if you do enjoy this kind of cinema. And there's ending that might be... well, this you need to see yourself!