Query: Japanese Films Set in New York City
Wed Jun 20 15:46:41 EDT 2007
I found the DVD--I especially like the Statue of Liberty on the disk.
This list is truly a great resource--I've been looking around for days, and I got two very good solutions in less that 5 minutes.
Thanks Again, Brian and Rob,
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Smith <robixsmash at gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:25 pm
Subject: Re: Query: Japanese Films Set in New York City
> The only thing that comes to mind is Love Collage (aka Collage of
> our Life),
> by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. It's sort of a detective story, I guess, but
> not in a
> hard boiled way, it's just a guy from Tokyo looking for the girl
> he loves in
> NYC. It's about photography as well. It's all right, but nothing
> overlygreat. Ryoko Hirosue and Ryuhei Matsuda are the leads.
> On 6/20/07, Michael McCaskey <mccaskem at georgetown.edu> wrote:
> > I've been looking for a fairly recent Japanese film set in NYC,
> which is
> > not a crime or detective film.
> > I've come across "Last Love," a new film starring Tamura
> Masakazu--but it
> > seems to be a Yoshi-type melodrama, and a DVD of it is not
> likely to come
> > out soon in any case.
> > There's also another Tamura film, "Furuhata Ninzaburo: New York
> de no
> > Dekigoto" (1996), but it's a TV detective episode.
> > I got Odagiri's "Hazard," but it's a crime film.
> > I also got "Sakura Taisen New York NY," but it's way too cute
> for my
> > purposes.
> > I would think there must be some good Japanese films set in NYC.
> I'd even
> > settle for an NYC episode within a film, like the Paris ending
> of "Tokyo
> > Tower." (I'm not necessarily saying that "Tokyo Tower" is all
> that good
> > itself.) Or a TV drama.
> > I'm sure I've missed some, maybe many, Japanese films set in
> NYC, and
> > would appreciate information you might have about them.
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