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The Terrible Couple
(Tonda kappuru)

by Shinji SÔMAI

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Alternately exciting, funny and tender, The Terrible Couple is a teen movie and the first of Shinji Sômai’s films to focus on the years of adolescence open to life’s new experiences. It tells the story of two high-school students, a boy and a girl, brought by circumstance to live under the same roof. Setting a free, sensitive tone, Sômai experiments with what already characterised the strength of his mise en scène: subtle long shots that merge perfectly with highly directed acting, an attention to movement and shifts, suggesting a Bazinian ontology of the film shot, which does not exclude a plastic finesse reminiscent of the references of the time, notably the manga.

  • Titre français
    The Terrible Couple
  • Original title
    Tonda kappuru
  • Titre international
    The Terrible Couple
  • Scénario
    Shoichi Maruyama
  • Adaptation
    d'après le manga de Kimio Yanagisawa
  • Photo
    Nobumasa Mizunoo
  • Montage
    Osamu Inoue
  • Son
    Yoshirô Sakawa
  • Musique
    Izumi Kobayashi
  • Interprétation
    Shingo Tsurumi, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Mieko harada, Hiroshi Madoka
  • Production
    Kitty Films
  • Producteur délégué
    Kei Ijichi, Haruo Kaneda
  • Ventes internationales
    Toho Company : m_okuda@toho.co.jp
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:66

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