Kemonomichi   2017   UK, Germany, Japan Love and Other Cults
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Director:Eiji Uchida
Writer:Eiji Uchida
IMDb Rating:6.6 (32 votes)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Duration:95 min
Eiji Uchida  ...  (Director)
Eiji Uchida  ...  (Writer)
Sairi Itô  ...  Ai Shima
Kenta Suga  ...  Ryota Sakuma
Kaito Yoshimura  ...  Yuji Mieno
Hidenobu Abera  ...  
Antony  ...  Kenta Kitagawa
Matthew Chozick  ...  cult leader Lavi
Denden  ...  Hisaya Kida
Tomoko Hayakawa  ...  
Leona Hirota  ...  Kaori Shima
Ryô Ikeda  ...  
Hanae Kan  ...  Reika Kojima
Nanami Kawakami  ...  Miharu Kitami
Yoshimasa Kondô  ...  Tsunehiko Mita
Katsuya Maiguma  ...  Kazuharu Kitami
Kana Matsumoto  ...  Yuka Mita
Ito Maki  ...  Cinematographer
Chavetaro Ishizaki  ...  Biker1
Maki Itô  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Interesting film. Really liked the lead, Sairi Itô, but she doesn't have enough screen time. Most of the actors do a good job but you can feel the writing--which makes their job twice as hard. Bravo kids.

Summary: Born in a regional city, a young girl named Ai (Sairi Ito) is sent to a cult commune by her religious maniac mother and lives there for seven long years. After the cult is exposed by the police, Ai starts a new, normal life going to a regular middle school, but can't find a place to fit in normal society. Ai drops out to continue finding her path in life, first living with a rock-bottom delinquent family, then moving on to be part of a middle-class family, all along trying to find her place in this world. The only person who understands Ai is Ryota (Kenta Suga), another drop-out and cast-off from society. Ryota finds his path in a shady world of delinquents while Ai ends up working in the sex industry. Two teens' purity gets swallowed up by the urban jungle of a big regional city. A black comedy depicting lives of modern youth and their struggles in a place where there is no way out.

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