Bare Essence of Life (2009, Japan)

Starring: Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Kumiko Aso, Seiji Nozoe
Director: Satoko Yokohama
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Language: Japanese
My Rating: 4/5

“Yojin is a quirky young man living in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Yojin has a difficult time sitting still and can’t focus on extended conversations. His life revolves around farming his grandmother’s vegetable garden.

One day, Yojin experiences a new kind of feeling when he meets a pretty young lady named Machiko. The feelings are strong enough that Yojin feels the need to be with her and gain her affection. Machiko is a nursery-school teacher from Tokyo who came to Aomori to escape from her past. Initially she doesn’t know what to make of Yojin …”

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