A Scene at the Sea


あの夏、いちばん静かな海。   [ 1991 ][ 6 ]
Director: Kitano Takeshi 北野武


Plot:Born with a hearing impairment, Shigeru is a part timer working for the sanitation service. His girlfriend Takako has the same condition as well. On his usual pickup route, Shigeru finds a broken surf-board in a pile of garbage. His introduction to the world of surfing. Shigeru fails in his attempt to catch a wave. Takako looks on as the locals heckle the first time surfer. Un-hindered by the world around them, Shigeru and Takako commute to the beach every day. Impressed by Shigeru's determination, owner of a surf shop hands Shigeru a wet suit and an entry form to a contest. Ironically, Shigeru is disqualified from the contest for missing the announcement. Not to be discouraged, Shigeru's love for surfing consumes everything around him. He is able to fit in with the local crowd and even finish respectably at the second contest. Summer comes to an end and the cold wind starts to blow between Shigeru and Takako...

A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海。 Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi, "That summer, the calmest ocean") is a 1991 Japanese film written and directed by Takeshi Kitano. Read More

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