Because of You

Overview

Childhood dance lessons lead to the journey of a lifetime in this touching tale of friendship from director Ryu Murakami. Upon learning that the man who inspired her passion for Latin dance is currently living in New York City, Kyoko (Saki Takaoka) opts to purchase a plane ticket and depart from Japan to visit her old friend. Dismayed to discover upon her arrival that her old friend, Jose (Carlos Osorio), has developed a devastating case of AIDS and cannot even recognize her, sympathetic Kyoko offers to drive her...
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Overview

Childhood dance lessons lead to the journey of a lifetime in this touching tale of friendship from director Ryu Murakami. Upon learning that the man who inspired her passion for Latin dance is currently living in New York City, Kyoko (Saki Takaoka) opts to purchase a plane ticket and depart from Japan to visit her old friend. Dismayed to discover upon her arrival that her old friend, Jose (Carlos Osorio), has developed a devastating case of AIDS and cannot even recognize her, sympathetic Kyoko offers to drive her dying friend to his home in Florida. Soon, the unlikely duo is embarking on an unforgettable journey that will define a lifetime for one and forever change the heart of another.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • UPC: 736991459496
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Horizons
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,389

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Dancing With Love [2:19]
2. New York [3:21]
3. Searching The Past [3:11]
4. Guardian Angel [3:25]
5. Giving Compassion [2:59]
6. Finding Jose [4:32]
7. The Sur Caribe [3:06]
8. Kyoko Dances [5:54]
9. One Path Ends [2:58]
10. Terrible Truths [2:21]
11. Medical Care [3:12]
12. One Path Begins [1:30]
13. Long Road Home [3:24]
14. Lunch Break [3:50]
15. The Fortune Teller [2:26]
16. Frail Memories [2:06]
17. Country Music [4:14]
18. Lessons [4:02]
19. Holding Hands [3:00]
20. The Mambo [3:48]
21. Kyoko Steps Out [2:27]
22. Remembering [4:42]
23. Dance Of Love [1:14]
24. Final Destination [11:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Biographies
      Roger Corman: Producer
      Saki Takaoka: Kyoko
      Carlos Osorio: Jose
      Scott Whitehurst: Ralph
   Available Hits
      Cheyenne Warrior
      Mom, Can I Keep Her?
      Invisible Mom
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Easy Rider? Midnight Cowboy? Yeah, that wizard movie.

    Wizard of Oz was the ultimate road movie, of course. Add a shotgun, and you get Easy Rider. Add a dying friend, and you get Midnight Cowboy. Add an overdose of political correctness, and go light on orginality, and you get Because of You. This movie is recommended highly for anyone who hasn't seen those three films because it has elements of each. For everyone else, this is a mediocre effort with great Latin music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2002

    This should have been named ''the last dance''.

    This is an excellent movie, those who love latino music. The Japanese director Ryu used American background, with Japanese emotions fully to the advantage of the Latino music. Though the storyline is simple, you continuously wait for the next turn of the plot. You start travelling with the lead pair hoping that Jose would go home to see his mother, but he went to a different place while dancing his last cha cha cha. Fabiel Olmo's mucis is romantic, sad and touching.

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