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The Friends
(Natsu no niwa)

by Shinji SÔMAI

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Three adventurousyoung schoolboys meet in the untended land of a solitary old man. Gradually, they try to approach the man and offer to redo his garden, and his house.

Faced withdanger, Sômai’s children confront life’s new responsibilities alone. Here, a cinema of experience is at work, in which the filmmaker’s directing of the cast always provokes a self- questioning, leading his own actors to take risks. But the dangers and discoveries of the shoot are linked by the sheer pleasure of acting and cinema, the crew and the actors embarking on the adventure of a film.

  • Titre français
    The Friends
  • Original title
    Natsu no niwa
  • Titre international
    The Friends
  • Scénario
    Yôzô Tanaka
  • Musique
    Izumi Sakai
  • Interprétation
    Rentarô Mikuni, chikage Awashima, Akira Emoto, Naoki Sakata
  • Production
    Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV)
  • Directeur artistique
    Kyôko Heya
  • Ventes internationales
    Yomiuri TV : kikuchi@yte.co.jp
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:66

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