Bounce Ko Gals by Masato Harada |Hitomi Sato, Yasue Sato, Yukiko Okamoto | 631595031287 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Bounce Ko Gals

Bounce Ko Gals

Director: Masato Harada

Cast: Hitomi Sato, Yasue Sato, Yukiko Okamoto

     
 
Ripped straight from the headlines of 1990s Japan, this film directed by Masato Harada explores the ticklish issue of enjo kosai -- a much-hyped phenomenon in which Tokyo schoolgirls (kogyaru) go on paid dates with lecherous middle-aged men. Set in the ultra-fashionable neighborhood of Shibuya, this film details a day in the lives of such freewheeling young

Overview

Ripped straight from the headlines of 1990s Japan, this film directed by Masato Harada explores the ticklish issue of enjo kosai -- a much-hyped phenomenon in which Tokyo schoolgirls (kogyaru) go on paid dates with lecherous middle-aged men. Set in the ultra-fashionable neighborhood of Shibuya, this film details a day in the lives of such freewheeling young women. Bounce Ko Gals opens with Raku (Yasue Sato) accompanying her round-faced friend Maru (Shin Yazawa) to an after-school abortion. After that minor medical inconvenience, Maru meets up with a prospective john -- a suavely dressed cat named Oshima (played by the ubiquitous Koji Yakusho). Unfortunately, Oshima proves to be a yakuza running a brothel out of a date club, and he regards Maru and her cohorts as unwanted competition. When one of Maru's pals, Jonko (Hitomi Sato) -- a street-smart, stun gun-wielding enjo kosai who prefers to swipe the cash from her clients instead of exchanging fluids with them -- tries to negotiate with the mobster on her friend's behalf, she finds herself unwittingly forced into Oshima's stable of whores. At the same time, while parading around town in a naughtily tailored schoolgirl uniform for a porn-flick guerrilla shoot, Raku runs into Risa (Yukiko Okamoto), a young lass who finally scraped together enough money for a long-planned trip to New York by selling her panties and consorting with perverts. When Raku's shoot is busted by a couple of punks and Risa's savings are stolen, the two flee into a nearby park. As Risa grows ever more despondent, Raku hatches a scheme to recoup her new friend's 100,000- yen savings before her departure the following day. Not surprisingly, this plan involves enjo kosai . Bounce was screened at the 1998 Rotterdam Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2003
UPC:
0631595031287
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tokyo Shock
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:49:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [7:33]
2. Mall Gals [2:12]
3. Making Cash [9:53]
4. The Chase [3:18]
5. Trouble [1:20]
6. A Warning [9:05]
7. Boy Hero [1:25]
8. Pants Down [2:44]
9. Sinister Look [5:37]
10. Boys Room Rumble [6:24]
11. A Car Ride [3:35]
12. More Trouble [5:21]
13. Playground [2:27]
14. Leaving [2:17]

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