For junior high schooler Yuichi Sumida, his only wish in life is to become an ordinary and normal man. Having no big dreams but hoping to live without bothering anybody, he lives a quiet life with his neglectful mother. For his classmate Keiko Chazawa, her only wish is to live with a loved one. She has a major crush on Sumida and finds happiness by getting to know him despite being the source of his annoyance. Sumida’s father only comes back when he is drunk and needs extra cash, every time being physically and verbally violent against his son. His mother, worsening the situation, runs off with her lover, leaving her young son alone without money or anybody to rely on. Chazawa desperately tries to cheer up Sumida who is giving up on his life already, and things seem to calm down somehow... One night, however, the drunken father shows up again, cursing him for being born and wishing him dead just as always.
Sion Sono (b. 1961 in Toyokawa, Japan) kicked off his controversial career in 1978 as a poet. After enrolling at Hosei University in Tokyo, he abandoned his studies in 1985 and dedicated himself to making Super8 films. With his first short "I’m Siom Sono!", which showed him reading his own poetry, he participated at Japan’s prestigious Pia Film Festival, where in 1987 he was awarded the Grand Prix for his first feature-length film. Today he is reffered as the Japanese master of extreme filmmaking.
Selected filmography: "I Am Sion Sono" (1985, short), "Bicycle Sighs" (1990), "The Room" (1992), "I Am Keiko" (1997), "Suicide Club" (2001), "Into a Dream" (2005), "Strange Circus" (2005), "Love Exposure" (2008), "Make the Last Wish" (2009), "Cold Fish" (2010, "Kino pavasaris"), "Crime of Romance" (2011), "Himizu" (2011", "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Japan
- Runtime: 129 min.
- Director: Sion Sono
- Screenwriter: Sion Sono
- Actors: Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaidou, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi
- Producers: Haruo Umekawa, Masashi Yamazaki
- Cinematographer: Sohei Tanikawa
- Company: Maywin Media / GAGA Corporation
- Dialogs: Japanese
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: N-16
- IMDB rating: 6.9