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Flowers In The Shadows (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
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Based on the best-selling novel by comedian Gekidan-Hitori, Flowers in the Shadows (a.k.a. Kage Hinata ni Saku) is an ensemble comedy-drama about nine pathetic, yet lovable people whose unremarkable lives take an unexpected turn. Continuing to show new acting depths after his acclaimed performance in Hana, V6's Okada Junichi leads a talented cast that includes top actress Miyazaki Aoi (NANA), Miura Tomokazu (Adrift in Tokyo), Tsukamoto Takashi (A Song to the Sun), Ito Atsushi (Saiyuuki), Hirayama Aya (Back Dancers!), and veteran actor Nishida Toshiyuki. Director Hirakawa Yuichiro (Sono Tokiwa Kare ni Yoroshiku) brings a warm touch to his second film, giving extraordinary life to anonymous faces in the shadows.

Deeply mired in debt, compulsive gambler Shinya (Okada Junichi) resorts to joining a scam ring to pay off his loans. While living in the gutters, he meets Hisako (Miyazaki Aoi), a young woman tracing the story of her mother's (also Miyazaki Aoi) past love with a comedian (Ito Atsushi). In another parts of town, B-list idol Myako (Hirayama Aya) is on the verge of losing her job, but an opportunity suddenly appears that changes both her career and her relationship with otaku idol-chaser Yusuke (Tsukamoto Takashi). Meanwhile, power businessman Ryutaro (Miura Tomokazu) is so inspired by his encounter with a homeless man (Nishida Toshiyuki) that he too decides to begin a new life on the sidewalks. As a typhoon descends upon Tokyo, unrelated lives begin to cross over and a strange twist of fate befalls these quirky souls.

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Product Title: Flowers In The Shadows (DVD) (Taiwan Version) 向著夕陽綻放 (DVD) (台灣版) 向着夕阳绽放 (DVD) (台湾版) 陰日向に咲く Flowers In The Shadows (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Also known as: 太陽向著陰天綻放 / 陰天開花 太阳向着阴天绽放 / 阴天开花
Artist Name(s): Miyazaki Aoi (Actor) | Okada Junichi (Actor) | Miura Tomokazu | Hirayama Aya | Nishida Toshiyuki | Ogawa Tamaki | Ito Atsushi (Actor) | Tsukamoto Takashi 宮崎葵 (Actor) | 岡田准一 (Actor) | 三浦友和 | 平山綾 | 西田敏行 | 緒川環 | 伊藤淳史 (Actor) | 塚本高史 宫崎葵 (Actor) | 冈田准一 (Actor) | 三浦友和 | 平山绫 | 西田敏行 | 绪川环 | 伊藤淳史 (Actor) | 冢本高史 宮崎あおい (Actor) | 岡田准一 (Actor) | 三浦友和 | 平山綾 | 西田敏行 | 緒川たまき | 伊藤淳史 (Actor) | 塚本高史 Miyazaki Aoi (Actor) | Okada Junichi (Actor) | Miura Tomokazu | Hirayama Aya | Nishida Toshiyuki | Ogawa Tamaki | Ito Atsushi (Actor) | Tsukamoto Takashi
Director: Hirakawa Yuichiro 平川雄一朗 平川雄一朗 平川雄一朗 Hirakawa Yuichiro
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 129 (mins)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1022196330

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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April 9, 2010

This customer review refers to Flowers In The Shadows (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Complex story yields rewarding results Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Flowers in the Shadows" seems to be a movie in the shadows, an overlooked gem about the causes and effects of missed opportunities. Ingeniously constructed like an intertwining set of Mobius loops, the film features fascinating characters whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. At the center of it all are Shinya (Okada Junichi) and Hisako (Miyazaki Aoi, adorably cute as ever).

Shinya, a tour company bus driver, is nearing the end of his rope; crushed by overweening parental expectations, Shinya has alienated his family and coworkers and angered loan sharks by borrowing money that never gets repaid because he squanders it on his all-consuming pachinko habit. Hisako is a lonely young woman determined to track down the failed burlesque hall comedian who was her late mother's one true love, but who had left her mother in pursuit of the stripper for whom he fruitlessly pined. With nowhere left to turn, Shinya decides to help Hisako in her quest. Filling out the story in delightfully surprising ways are downmarket idol singer Miyako (Hirayama Aya) and her besotted otaku Yusuke (Tsukamoto Takahashi), a homeless man known as Moses (Nishida Toshiyuki) who appears to be the father of a famed baseball pitcher, and salaryman Ryutaro (Miura Tomokazu) who is drawn to Moses's seemingly carefree lifestyle.

The film's first half effectively mixes zany comedy, affecting human stories, and a bit of violence in a manner akin to the films of Itami Juzo. The second half turns much more sentimental, as the heartbreaking connections between these seemingly disparate lives are revealed. The complexity of the film's story requires an attentive audience, but the superb cast and the multiple resonances of the intriguing stories make "Flowers in the Shadows" a richly rewarding experience.
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