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Shoujyo - An Adolescent

Overview

Noted character actor Eiji Okuda makes his directorial debut with this Lolita-esque romantic drama adapted from a book by Mikihiko Renjyo. Tomokawa (Okuda) is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, ...
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Overview

Noted character actor Eiji Okuda makes his directorial debut with this Lolita-esque romantic drama adapted from a book by Mikihiko Renjyo. Tomokawa (Okuda) is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister; and both are the children of his old flame Yukie (Marie Natsuki), a grasping, self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 825284200287
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Source: Indican
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 90,188

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eiji Okuda Tomokawa
Mayu Ozawa Yoko
Shoji Akira Sukemasa
Mari Natsuki Yukie
Hideo Murota Shozo, Syozo
Technical Credits
Eiji Okuda Director, Producer
Katsuhiko Hibino Art Director, Production Designer
Hirokazu Ishii Cinematographer
Katsuhiko Manabe Screenwriter
Izuru Narushima Screenwriter
Shigeru Umebayashi Score Composer
Ben Yamamoto Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shoujyo - An Adolescent
1. Life Ends [12:55]
2. Scandal [9:59]
3. Duty Calls [9:15]
4. Sucks [10:50]
5. Aim [9:00]
6. Soaked [15:43]
7. About a Policeman [3:08]
8. Bad Kid [8:40]
9. Cursed Blood [9:32]
10. My Man [6:26]
11. Farewell [14:45]
12. Take Care [9:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Shoujyo - An Adolescent
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Featurette
      Electronic Press Kit
      Theatrical Trailer
      Japanese Trailer
      Photo Gallery
      Sneak Previews
         Two Men Went to War
         Moonlight
         Pure
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