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Program Title: Boy's Choir
EASC Code: JB-14
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject:
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Akira Ogata
Producer: Sento Takenori
Release Date: 2003
Running Time: 130 min
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Michio is sent to a remote, Catholic boys orphanage soon after the death of his father. Awkward and unable to speak without stuttering, he finds it nearly impossible to get along in his new environment. Yasuo, the star soprano in the school choir, helps him escape but then convinces him to come back to the orphanage and join the choir. The two boys become best friends. But while rehearsing at a neighboring girls school, Yasuo becomes jealous of Michio's sudden fascination with the opposite sex. To vent his frustration, Yasuo spends the Summer marching in anti-war demonstrations in Tokyo. When he returns to school in the Fall, he discovers to his horro that his angelic voice has changed . . .
Data Entry Date: 9/5/2005