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The Taste of Tea


Anna Tsuchiya, Tadanobu Asano, Maya Banno, Satomi Tezuka View All


Katsuhito Ishii (Director), Katsuhito Ishii (Writer) View All

Release: Jul. 17th, 2004
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere...
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The film is also filled with short, random episodes from other odd-ball characters such as cosplay fanatics (anime fans that dress up as their favorite characters), gangsters or drifter dancers, yet the main character's comportment towards them is so relaxed and nonchalant the film never quite veers into absurdity.