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Glasses (2007)

Megane (original title)
Taeko is a stressed career woman who leaves her life in the city for an island vacation. The vacation does not become what she expected as everyone on the island is strange.

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Naoko Ogigami

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Naoko Ogigami
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Credited cast:
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Taeko
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... Haruna
Ryô Kase ... Yomogi
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Yuji
Masako Motai ... Sakura
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Taeko's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Ken ... Koji
Yukiko Tachibana Yukiko Tachibana
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Taeko is a stressed career woman who leaves her life in the city for an island vacation. The vacation does not become what she expected as everyone on the island is strange.

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Referenced in 'Megane' kôkai kinen tokubetsu bangumi (2007) See more »

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glorified screen-saver
10 November 2008 | by trpnalldaySee all my reviews

This film is the follow-up to the director's hit "Kamome Shokudo" but where that film succeeded because of its healthy balance of strangeness with beautiful sets, good acting, interesting characters and quirky humor, this film gets only the beautiful sets right and goes WAAAY overboard with the strangeness. A good example of this is the asinine dialog which makes no sense and sounds like each character is having their own conversation with someone off-screen, unaware of the other (onscreen) characters around them.

Nothing happens in this movie and there is no exploration into the characters or the environment at all. In fact this movie is nothing more than a glorified screen-saver and would be much better as a slide-show of beautiful scenery, without the stupid characters. Add in some ocean sounds and I would be asleep right away and dreaming of watching a better film.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 September 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Briller See more »

Filming Locations:

Yoron Island, Okinawa, Japan

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