Hura Gâru [Hula Girls]
Japan submitted this feature as the country’s official 2006 entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards. The story involves a rural coal-mining town facing its demise from the rise of oil. A moving and heartwarming movie, cast perfectly, this Capraesque work boasts wonderful acting and direction from a solid script. Recommended.
***½ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III
2006 • 2 HOURS, 1 MINUTE
CINE QUA NON • HAPPINET • STARDUST PICTURES
• SANG-IL LEE
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