Beijing Watermelon (1989)

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The film is based on true events. It centers around Shunzo, a popular greengrocer who lives in a city near Tokyo. His life, and that of his wife, Michi and their two children, undergoes a ... See full summary »


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Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Writer:

Yoshihiro Ishimatsu (screenplay)

Awards

1 win.

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23 February 2002 | samyanari
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| A Japanese greengrocer's warm relationship with Chinese students
Adapted from a true story. A greengrocer and his wife befriend and aid Chinese college students over a period of years. Neglect of their business results in a financial crisis which is resolved with the aid of the grateful students. Later, the couple are guests of the ex-students who are now in Beijing. Has humor and warmth. To achieve a natural setting, The director often has several people talking at the same time and often on different subjects. When Chinese is spoken, there are vertical titles, accompanying the English subtitles.

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Genres

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Release Date:

18 November 1989

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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