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A Scene at the Sea
A Scene at the Sea
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1,543 Ratings

A SCENE AT THE SEA

Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi

Directed by Takeshi Kitano (Beat Takeshi)
Japan, 1991
Drama, Sport, Romance

Synopsis

Shigeru, a young deaf garbage collector, finds a broken surfboard in a trash can. Soon, he becomes obsessed with surfing. Despite multiple setbacks, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community with the support of his longtime girlfriend, Takako.

Synopsis

Shigeru, a young deaf garbage collector, finds a broken surfboard in a trash can. Soon, he becomes obsessed with surfing. Despite multiple setbacks, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community with the support of his longtime girlfriend, Takako.

Our take

An icon of Japanese pop culture, Takeshi Kitano is a multimedia artist who both writes poetry and paints when he is not making films or playing in them (Hana-bi, Zatoichi). A Scene at the Sea is one of his most beautiful works: a subtle romantic drama in the spirit of master Yasujiro Ozu.