A Story of Yonosuke (2013) ( Yokomichi Yonosuke ) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - United Kingdom ]
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player. You need Blu-Ray DVD player to view this Blu-Ray DVD: LANGUAGES: Japanese ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Japanese ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Story Of Yonosuke is OKITA Shuichi's follow up to The Woodsman And The Rain is one of the biggest hits this year at International film festivals; its touching characters and story make it easy to understand why. Yonosuke takes pleasure in life's simplest things and his positivity touches and alters everyone around him, from his college friends to his work colleagues in later life. Through the recounting of the friends experiences of Yonosuke, we start to build-up his story, his character, piecing everything together about him and where he is today. Without a doubt a 'dream-team' of creative talent in director OKITA Shuichi, author YOSHIDA Shuichi (Villain), screen-writer MAEDA Shiro (Isn't Anyone Alive?) and rising star KORA Kengo (Fish Story), coming together to make a film which you'll love more and more with each watch. ...A Story of Yonosuke (2013) ( Yokomichi Yonosuke )
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Package Dimensions : 7.1 x 5.42 x 0.58 inches; 2.93 Ounces
- Director : Shûichi Okita
- Media Format : Import, Blu-ray, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 160 minutes
- Actors : Kengo Kôra, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Gô Ayano, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Itô
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : A Story of Yonosuke (2013) ( Yokomichi Yonosuke ), A Story of Yonosuke (2013), Yokomichi Yonosuke
- Language : Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- ASIN : B00K7P6WBE
- Number of discs : 1
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As well as making friends he does odd jobs and a rich girl falls for him and he has a depressed uncle. This is set in 1987 and the film often skips ahead to 2003 where he is discussed by the various people whose lives he has touched. He seems to be one of those people that always see the positive in life and whilst he can come across as impossibly naive at times he is also well grounded in some aspects of human interaction. This is also a sort of comedy and I did have a few laughs but a lot is cultural so an understanding of Japanese culture will be a massive benefit.
The thing is though this is nearly three hours long and for a story that, of necessity, meanders a fair bit it is hard to stay focussed. I kept thinking the loose ends would come together and they do - on occasion but I did feel a lot was padding. The start especially has some very long scenes with minimum momentum which will be an issue for some viewers, but it is worth bearing with. Do not expect any action either of any sort. This is a slow, coming of age story and the only moral that I could see was that we should always value our friends - especially those that we might think are a bit different as they may the most precious.