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Program Title: Bounce Ko Gals
EASC Code: JB-06
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Masato Harada
Producer:
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 106 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "When people think loose socks, pocket-bells, photo stickers and paid dates are the all-conclusive adjectives for high-school girls, director Harada tries to look into their inner world. Lisa, a high-school girl from Sendai, goes to Shibuya with the intention to make a little more money for her New York trip, but instead gets all her saving robbed. Then she meets Raku, who introduces her to Junko, and the pair sets out to finance her trip. It is not in any way an easy task, with only a few hours to go before Lisa's flight, but they finally make it. Boarding the Skyliner train in tears, Lisa knows she's missing these two dear friends already. Shot in a semi-documentary form, the film is both disturbing and exciting, and the three young actresses' performance are simply, in a work, radiating."
Data Entry Date: 4/24/2000