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Program Title: Hana & Alice
EASC Code: JH-28
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director: Sunji Iwai
Producer: Sunji Iwai
Release Date: 2004
Running Time: 135 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: At 15 your best friend is everything to you. Unitil you start growing up. Hana and Alice are inseparable friends until Mark, a cute boy they spot at a train station, comes between them. Tricking mark into believing that he is suffering from amnesia, Hana claims that she is his girlfriend. A baffled Mark struggles to regain his memories as he is drawn to the prettier Alice. When the bond deepens, the girls' lifelong relationship begins to fray, propelling them apart.

From one of Japan's top directors, this tender coming-of-age story beautifully captures the passion and heartache of adolescence.

Data Entry Date: 8/1/2007