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A Gentle Breeze in the Village 天然コケッコー


Directed by YAMASHITA Nobuhiro • 2007  Comedy/Drama/Romance • 121 min. • Presented in Japanese with English subtitles Trailer


MIGATA Soyo (Kaho) is a quirky 8th grade student who resides in a tiny rural village somewhere in Japan. The village is small enough where there’s only 6 students that attends their school (from 1st grade through 8th grade). Soyo’s been friends with her classmates since early childhood and they all hang out together like an extended family. One day, when "cool guy" OSAWA Hiromi transfers from Tokyo, the wholesome and honest Soyo becomes enthralled by the city boy. Based on the popular manga of the same name written by KURAMOCHI Fusako.

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  • Year
    2007
  • Runtime
    121 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    Japan
  • Director
    YAMASHITA Nobuhiro
  • Screenwriter
    WATANABE Aya, KURAMOCHI Fusako (manga)
  • Producer
    OGAWA Shinji, NEGISHI Hiroyuki
  • Cast
    Kaho, OKADA Masaki, YANAGI Elisa
  • Cinematographer
    KONDO Ryūto
  • Editor
    MIYAJIMA Ryuji
  • Production Design
    KANAKATSU Hirokazu
  • Composer
    HARAKAMI Rei
  • Music
    YASUI Teru