Bare Essence of Life (2009)

Director
Satoko Yokohama

Main cast
Kumiko Asou; Ken'ichi Matsuyama; Seiji Nozoe; Arata Iura; Yoshio Harada

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Youjin is a quirky young man living in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Yojin has a difficult time sitting still and can't focus on extended conversations. His life revolves around farming his grandmother's vegetable garden. Yojin experiences a new kind of feeling when he meets a pretty young lady named Machiko. The feelings are strong enough that he feels the need to be with her and gain her affection.


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