Saturday, July 09, 2016

森山中教習所 ‘Moriyamachu Driving School': Two teens behind the wheel of life

“Moriyamachu Driving School,” Keisuke Toyoshima’s quirky comedy about two former high school classmates who wind up in the same rural driving academy, has a retro feel to it, though the manga artist whose work inspired it, Keigo Shinzo, is all of 26. Yet the film points to a reality: Many young Japanese who feel a need to get behind the wheel sign up for driving boot camps out in the boonies, where they can get their licenses relatively quickly and cheaply. The film’s focus, however, is on the goofy, good-hearted Kiyotaka Sato (Shuhei Nomura) and the cool, closed-off Todoroki (Kento Kaku)... (The Japan Times, July 6, 2016. Read more...)


joseph said...

Tête à tête en noir et blanc!

another country said...

Bien vu, Joseph (une fois encore !)... Subtil.