Rakka Suru Yugata (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Naoe Gozu made her feature directorial debut with this Japanese romantic triangle drama. Schoolteacher Rica (Tomoyo Harada) loves Kengo (Atsuro Watanabe) and has lived with him for four years, but one day he unexpectedly announces he's leaving her for another. Stunned and confused, Rica realizes she will have to look for a job, but then Kengo's girlfriend, flighty Hanako (Miho Kanno) turns up and says she's moving in to solve Rica's rent problem. Soon Kengo drops by for evening meals with both women. Meanwhile, Hanako vanishes for extended periods of time, and Rica begins to suspect she has other lovers. Based on the novel by Kaori Ekuni, this film was shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.

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extramarital-affair, girlfriend, love, love-triangle, schoolteacher