Shoujyo: An Adolescent. Winner of Best Film awards at the Paris Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival and AFI this bright and twisted Japanese love story mixes tattoos, eroticism and comedy through the eyes of a 17 year old girl’s infatuation with the local policeman. According to a Chinese proverb, a one-winged bird represents a sacred vow between a man and a woman. The story of Shoujyo follows Tomokawa, a notoriously lazy policeman who spends most of his time teasing his intellectually – challenged friend Sukemasa or having affairs with married women, until he meets Yoko, a seductive 15-year-old who makes him an offer he cannot refuse. Tomokawa and Yoko begin a passionate affair and soon discover that they have other connections. Yoko’s grandfather created the one-winged bird tattoo on Tomokawa’s back and her mother was one of Tomokawa’s former lovers. Will the intense love of this middle-aged man and innocent girl be able to last in the face of social disapproval?
- NTSC Region 1
- Japanese with English Subtitles