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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Holyphool's rating of the film Nobuko

    A film of such gracious humanity, dealing with a country teacher's experience in an all girl's school in Tokyo that explores moral, sexual and psychological themes. Mieko Takamine is a vulnerable but strong woman who suffers abuse from a young pupil. Sublime endless tracking shots of the girls searching and crying out for their lost friend on a country riverbank are amongst some of Shimizu's most haunting sequences.