Rent A Scene at the Sea (1991)

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1h 36min
Rent A Scene at the Sea (aka Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
When deaf garbage man Shigeru (Claude Maki) finds a broken surfboard on one of his runs, it piques his curiosity, even though he has no experience with surfing. So he repairs the board and, with loyal girlfriend Takako (Hiroko Oshima), who also is deaf, he sets out to learn how to ride the waves. He goes through mishaps and the locals mock him. But, with the help of a shop owner who once was a surfing legend, Shigeru may finally have a chance to become one with the sea and the surfing community.
Actors:
, Hiroko Ôshima, , , , , Toshio Matsui, Yasukazu Ishitani, Naomi Kubota, Tsuyoshi Ohwada, Tatsuya Sugimoto, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida
Writers:
Takeshi Kitano
Aka:
Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi
Studio:
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Countries:
Japan, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/05/2009
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/09/2016
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Japanese DTS-HD High Resolution 2.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New Audio Commentary by Film Critic Jasper Sharp

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Reviews (1) of A Scene at the Sea

BITTERSWEET JAPANESE SURFING MOVIE - A Scene at the Sea review by GF

Spoiler Alert
06/09/2016

A deaf Janpanese youth finds solace in surfing in this bittersweet tale from Takashi Kitano. It follows the love story between him and his girlfriend, (also deaf), as they are slowl accepted by the other surfers on the beach whom they meet every day. .

The soundtrack is sublime and there are some indelible scenes both funny and moving.

A lovely film all round, whch borrows a device normally used by the Korean Director, Kim Ki Duk, (The Isle, The bow etc), twereby the major characters never utter a word of dialogue, yet dominate the ongoing story.

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