Hana to Arisu   2004   Japan Hana and Alice
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Director:Shunji Iwai
Studio:Rockwell Eyes Inc.
Writer:Shunji Iwai
IMDb Rating:7.4 (1,441 votes)
Awards:1 win
Duration:135 min
Shunji Iwai  ...  (Director)
Shunji Iwai  ...  (Writer)
Anne Suzuki  ...  Hana
Yû Aoi  ...  Setsuko "Alice" Arisugawa
Tomohiro Kaku  ...  Masashi Miyamoto
Shôko Aida  ...  Alice's Mother
Hiroshi Abe  ...  Alice's Mother's Companion
Sei Hiraizumi  ...  Alice's Father
Tae Kimura  ...  Ballet Teacher
Takao Osawa  ...  Photographer
Ryoko Hirosue  ...  Editor
Eri Fuse  ...  
Ayumi Ito  ...  
Kazusa Matsuda  ...  
Noboru Shinoda  ...  Cinematographer
Ryôko Hirosue  ...  Editor
Makoto Sakamoto  ...  
Hiroko Sakurakawa  ...  
Comments: Story isn't Shunji Iwai's strength. The first part of this is mood and observation and it's joyful. Then plot rears its ugly head and it's kind of sorrowful, not in enjoyable way. If I didn't already know Yu was going to dance I might have given up. It's really a bit of a head-scratcher

Summary: Upon entering high school, two best friends named Hana and Alice notice a boy a year older them while waiting for the train, and they both develop a pretty strong crush on him. One day while secretly following him home, Hana witnesses the boy walk right into a wall and pass out. When he wakes up, she lies and convinces him that he must have amnesia, because he doesn't remember the fact that she was his girlfriend. After this, hilarity ensues as the two girls attempt to run with the lie. Of course, complications soon arise.

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