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Boy's Choir

2000 2h 10m Drama List
Reviews 83% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
In 1970s Japan, 15-year-old Michio (Atsushi Ito) is taken to a rural orphanage after his father dies. There, he becomes friends with Yasuo (Sora Toma), a soprano in the choir. Following the other boy's lead, and despite his speech impediment, Michio joins up. The boys' relationship deepens as they become more obsessed with the choir. But their idyllic world is disrupted when a revolutionary named Satomi (Ryoko Takizawa) is given sanctuary at the orphanage. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member It is a bit slow, and a number of twist and turns, but nonetheless, pretty good. One to consider watching. Although, it is not a Catholic boys orphanage, more just a christian one. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought I was going to see a gay film but it's actually more to do with the student movements of the seventies. The first half of the film is rather boring and the ending somewhat beggars belief but it really reminds me that it's not just the people involved in the movement who are changed; the people they meet are changed too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Angsty as hell but still a rather solid movie. For some reason, after watching it I had the sudden urge to listen to the band D. O_o Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1970s Japan, 15-year-old Michio (Atsushi Ito) is taken to a rural orphanage after his father dies. There, he becomes friends with Yasuo (Sora Toma), a soprano in the choir. Following the other boy's lead, and despite his speech impediment, Michio joins up. The boys' relationship deepens as they become more obsessed with the choir. But their idyllic world is disrupted when a revolutionary named Satomi (Ryoko Takizawa) is given sanctuary at the orphanage.
Director
Akira Ogata
Producer
Takenori Sento
Screenwriter
Kenji Aoki
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 17, 2003
Runtime
2h 10m