00 Yen Love

NAME OF FILM: 100 YEN LOVE (2014)

DIRECTOR(S): Masaharu Take

STARRING: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: 32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her young son. One day after a particularly heated argument Ichiko charges out of the house for good. With few employment options to support herself Ichiko works the night shift at a 100 yen shop (dollar store). On her way home each day she passes a boxing gym where she watches Yuji Kano (Hirofumi Arai) silently practice developing a crush on him. The pair starts seeing each other and things change for Ichiko... At last the bell rings and longtime loser Ichiko's rematch with life begins!

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