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Also known as: Fimeiru
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English (Soft-subbed)
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Drama / Mature 18+

Synopsis:
Five short films adapted from five novels by female authors.


Female is comprised of five shorts:

“Momo”(Peaches) is about a 29yr old woman who goes back to her hometown for a funeral many years after moving away. The woman was involved in a scandal with her teacher when she was young, when people found out she and her family moved to Tokyo.

“Taiyô no mieru basho made” (Drive Until you See the Sun) is about an old hostess who gets robbed inside a taxi by a young woman at knife point. The taxi is being driven by another woman, she has also been robbed and is being forced to drive around the city.

“Yoru no shitasaki” (Licking Nights) is about a female factory worker who keeps getting hit on by her superior, but she does not like him she likes someone in the accounting department. She agrees to go on a date with her superior if he agrees to give her a vacation first. On her vaction she buys a strange object which allows her to control her dreams.

“Megami no kakato” (Heels of the Muse) tells the story of a boy who tutors his girlfriend at her house but, is obsessed with her attractive mom.

“Tamamushi” (Jewel Beetle) is a short about a middle aged woman who lives in a small village. She has no job but, is supported by a rich old man in exchange for sex.

Starring:

  • Kyoko Hasegawa
  • Chihiro Otsuka
  • Saki Takaoka
  • Nene  Otsuka
  • Eri Ishida

 


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IMDb Review


127 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 5.9 / 10
an impressive movie, 11 March 2008
*********** Author: Paul Nanu from Romania
I think this movie can really make you think about the endless twists life can take when you least expect... 5 episodes in one single movie, every time new characters reveal their inner hidden true self. A good selection of Japanese directors. Most of the time, the characters meet each other, remember thing they thought lost forever, becoming friends and not least becoming aware of the power of seduction of the Other. Of course you have to be a fan of Japanese cinema in order to better perceive the selected short movies. i must say that i love this title because it made me somehow ask myself the questions implied by the movie itself. Why am I always so easily distracted? I've been working on a casino promotion website and as a result I'm seeing updated slots usa promotions in my dreams. I even started playing online slots when I'm in the US with my partner. And this film brings back the vulnerable state of mind that is so beautiful and yet so sad. Although you can 't watch this movie as a regular movie, and the stories not seem to be related, i couldn't stop till the end, because it makes you wonder what story is going to be next, what dramas are in line to be presented.


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Female is comprised of five shorts. "Momo", based on a story by Kaoruko Himeno, was directed by Tetsuo Shinohara and stars Kyoko Hasegawa (Hasegawa Kyouko).

Kyoko Hasegawa was born on July 22, 1978 in Chiba, Japan. She is an actress, known for Three... Extremes (2004), Nanayo (2008) and Rain Fall (2009). She has been married to Haruichi Shindo since October 23, 2008. Haruichi Shindo isuone of the members of the Japanese rock band Porno Graffitti. On May 30, 2009 she gave birth to a baby boy. On January 25, 2012 she gave birth to a baby girl.

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"Taiyo no mieru basho made", based on a story by Yuzuki Muroi (Muroi Yuduki), was directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (Hiroki Ryuuichi) and stars Chihiro Otsuka (Ootsuka Chihiro).

Yuzuki Muroi is a Japanese novelist, essayist, and tarento represented by O.K. Production
Chihiro Otsuka (Otsuka Chihiro) (born March 12, 1986) is a Japanese actress. She has appeared in:

  • Dark Water (2002)
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
  • Be with You (Ima, ai ni yukimasu) (2004)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
  • Female (2005)
  • Radiance (2017)


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 "Yoru no shitasaki", based on a story by Kei Yuikawa, was directed by Suzuki Matsuo and stars Saki Takaoka.
Suzuki Matsuo is a Japanese theatre director, actor, novelist, and screenwriter. Born on December 15, 1962 in Kitakyushu, Japan as Katsuyuki Matsuo, he is an actor and writer, known for Ichi the Killer (2001), Shin Godzilla (2016) and Botanical Life of Verandar (2014). He won the Kishida Prize for Drama in 1997 for Fanki! Uchu wa mieru tokoro made shika nai. In addition to acting and directing, he also writes, and won the Japan Academy Prize for Screenplay of the Year in 2008 for Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad.

Saki Takaoka is a Japanese actress. Her uncle is the jazz pianist Yōsuke Yamashita. She won the award for best actress at the 19th Hochi Film Award for Crest of Betrayal

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"Megami no kakato", based on a story by Asa Nonami, was directed by Miwa Nishikawa and stars Nene Otsuka (Ootsuka Nene).

Nonami Asa is a Japanese crime fiction and horror writer. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of Japan. Nonami attended Waseda University where she studied Sociology but dropped out to take a job at an advertising agency. She became a published author in 1988 winning the  Japanese Mystery and Suspense Award (Nihon Suiri Sasupensu Taisho): Kofuku na Choshoku (A Happy Breakfast)

 

Nene Otsuka is a Japanese actress. She starred in Masahiro Kobayashi's film Bashing, which was screened in competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

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 "Tamamushi", based on a story by Mariko Koike, was directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto and stars Eri Ishida.

Shinya Tsukamoto is a Japanese film director and actor with a considerable cult following both domestically and abroad, best known for the body horror/cyberpunk films Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer.

Eri Ishida is a Japanese actress. She won the award for best supporting actress at the 9th Yokohama Film Festival for Chōchin and at the 13th Hochi Film Award for A Chaos of Flowers, Hope and Pain and Wuthering Heights.

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