Director: Kasho Iizuka
Cast: Kazuki HORIKE / GOW / Masafumi SHINOHARA / Tomoka MURAYAMA / Kenji IWAYA
Genre: Coming-of-Age (Family / Gender / Race)
Theatrical Release in Japan: 2023
[2022 / Color / HD / 5.1ch / 112 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]
Nominee: The 20th New York Asian Film Festival 2022 - Uncaged Competition Section
Official Selection: The 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2022
Official Selection: The 39th Chicago International Children Film Festival 2022
Official Selection: Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2022
If you can resist the urge to dislike the angry one, you will find writer/director IIZUKA Kasho’s drama rich with incidents and issues, from exploring homosexuality and the mixed-race experience, to Filipino life in Japan. It always remains entertaining and has a heart-warming tear-jerker of a finale that replaces anger with love thanks to fully fleshed-out side characters offering a hopeful look at people learning to live together.
Jungo, a high school student living in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, has a Filipino mother who works at a Filipino pub. He has never heard anything about his father from his mother, and the only connection he has with his father is the monthly child-support payments he receives from his mother.
Jungo has a boyfriend, Yusuke, but even though Yusuke wants to form a partnership with Jungo, Jungo's background makes it difficult for him to make a decision.
One day, his mother, Reina, brings her boyfriend home, saying she wants to remarry. Jungo, who does not want to live with a stranger, decides to look for his real father...
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