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Inu-neko (The Cat Leaves Home) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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Iguchi Nami makes her feature film directorial debut with Inuneko ("Dog and Cat"), an award-winning drama about the budding rivalry between two very different women! Released in some markets under the English title The Cat Leaves Home, the film centers on two young twentysomethings, Suzu (Fujita Yoko) and Yoko (Enomoto Kanako) who end up becoming roommates. Although close friends since childhood, Suzu and Yoko aren't exactly the closest of friends; in fact, the two are actually polar opposites (hence the Japanese title)! Of the two roommates, Suzu is the more cheerful, extroverted one, whereas the bespectacled Yoko is oftentimes gloomy, introspective, and bitter. Over the course of the narrative, it is revealed that both women have been in love with the same man, a fact that serves both as a strange bond and an obvious division between the two. Gradually, what begins as the normal everyday tensions between roommates escalates into a feud of dramatic proportions.

Through the relationship of these two women, the understated and dryly comic Inuneko gives a masterful representation of the anxiety plaguing young Japanese women in today's world as they find themselves looking towards an uncertain tomorrow. Featuring performances by Nishijima Hidetoshi, Oshinari Shugo, and Koike Eiko, the film took home the top film prize from FIPRESCI, the international federation of film critics, at the 2004 Torino Film Festival. Before taking on the directorial reins of Inuneko, Iguchi Nami previously worked as a sound assistant on various other projects, including the works of Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Yaguchi Shinobu. After directing an award-winning short film in 2001, Iguchi went on to write and direct Inuneko, the kind of film almost certain to mark the beginning of a great filmmaking career!

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Product Title: Inu-neko (The Cat Leaves Home) (Japan Version) 犬貓 (The Cat Leaves Home) (日本版) 犬猫 (The Cat Leaves Home) (日本版) 犬猫 Inu-neko (The Cat Leaves Home) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Koike Eiko | Enomoto Kanako | Nishijima Hidetoshi | Oshinari Shugo | Iguchi Nami | suzukisouichirou 小池榮子 | 榎本加奈子 | 西島秀俊 | 忍成修吾 | 井口奈己 | suzukisouichirou 小池荣子 | 榎本加奈子 | 西岛秀俊 | 忍成修吾 | 井口奈己 | suzukisouichirou 小池栄子 | 榎本加奈子 | 西島秀俊 | 忍成修吾 | 藤田陽子 | 井口奈己 | 鈴木惣一朗 | 鈴木昭彦 | 忍也修吾 Koike Eiko | Enomoto Kanako | Nishijima Hidetoshi | Oshinari Shugo | Iguchi Nami | suzukisouichirou
Director: Iguchi Nami 井口奈己 井口奈己 井口奈己 Iguchi Nami
Release Date: 2005-05-27
Publisher Product Code: KWX-158
Language: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Publisher: Clockworks
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003972683

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井口奈己 (監督、脚本) / 鈴木昭彦 (撮影) / 鈴木惣一朗 (音楽) / 榎本加奈子 (ヨーコ) / 藤田陽子 (スズ) / 忍成修吾 (三鷹) / 小池栄子 (アベチャン) / 西島秀俊 (古田)

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