Messengers (1999)

Director
Yasuo Baba

Main cast
Naoko Iijima; Tsuyoshi Kusanagi; Hiroyuki Yabe; Yumiko Abe; Tetsuya Bessho

Genres
Comedy, Romance, Foreign, Drama

Description
Naomi Shimizu is a young career woman working for Enrico Dandolo, an Italian fashion house. That is until one day the company declares bankruptcy. Accustomed to living in luxury she tries to make a run for it with the last remaining company asset, a red Alpha Romeo sports car. Unfortunately she recklessly collides with an bicycle messenger. Lacking any funds to pay for a settlement, she end up having to work as a bicycle messenger.


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