おと な り (Oto Na Ri)

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I saw the Japanese movie Oto Na Ri last week and really loved it. It is exactly my kind of film -- great character study, slow and meandering, very subtle. I really liked that much of it is left unsaid and it doesn't come with an ending tied with a perfect bow. Rather, it leaves room for the viewer's imagination and in a way, the viewer participates in the story making. You'll find yourself wondering what happened to the characters later because its so believable that you will think surely these people must exist somewhere.

So yes, if you are in the mood for a light and unconventional love story, I highly recommend this film. And make sure that you watch until the very end. The best part is right when the credits are rolling. Oh, and on a personal note, I absolutely adore the lead characters and their quirks. And how they are both artists (he is a photographer and she is a florist).

P.S. You can watch trailer here. Or watch the entire movie with English subtitles here.

4 comments:

  1. Odessa! Thanks for coming to visit me today! I enjoyed time at freefalling me too! Loved the used book store post...one of my favorite places to visit too! (And I am a cat person)!

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  2. hi deb, thanks for visiting! i'm glad you liked the bookstore post! :D

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  3. This looks like my kinda movie! Definitely going to give it a watch...thanks!

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  4. heather, your welcome. let me know what you think! :)

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