Toi Ashita (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Softcore Sex Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Pathos and irony nuance this drama by director Tatsumi Kamishiro about the relationship between a young man and an adoptive father-figure. Akira Tagawa's (Tomokazu Miura) father has been imprisoned for a murder he did not commit. The devoted Akira wants to free him even though the man is an alcoholic whose only ambition in life is to bed down women. Akira enlists the help of Shiro Iwasa (Tomisaburo Wakayama), a newspaper journalist who treats him with such understanding and compassion that Akira finally is able to experience what a good father must be like. As he continues to work to free his father, he is unaware that these very efforts might well destroy his surrogate father-son relationship.