Some Kinda Love (1996)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Indie filmmaker Shunichi Nagasaki spins this tale about the difficult passage to adulthood by a pair of college chums who have pursued different paths. Shibata (Koji Tamaoki) is a go-getting, hugely successful real estate developer, while Anzai (Lasalle Ishii) is a low-level civil servant who is writing a novel he is too shy to show to anyone. While meeting in a bar one night, they both encounter Kiriko (Kaori Mizushima), a tall drink of water in a red dress. She is immediately taken to Shibata, and after calling his wife to tell her that she will be borrowing him for the evening, the three spend the night on a rooftop staring at the stars and looking for UFOs. As these outings become routine, Shibata's wife -- also a college friend of Anzai's -- becomes worried that he is having an affair with the mysterious Kiriko.



classmate, love, love-triangle, secrets, writing