Itsukaichi’s Tale (Itsukaichi monogatari,五日市物語)
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Patisserie Coin de rue (Yōgashiten koandoru,洋菓子店コアンドル)

Patisserie Coin de rue (Yōgashiten koandoru,洋菓子店コアンドル)

[ Directed by ]
FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
[ Produced by ]
* MAEDA Koko
* KOGURE Hiroshi
[ Cast ]
* EGUCHI Yosuke TOMURA Ryotaro
* AOI Yu USUBA Natsume
* TODA Keiko Yoriko WILSON
[ Staff ]
* Screenplay: INAGAKI Kiyotaka
* Screenplay: FUKAGAWA Yoshihiro
* Screenplay: MAEDA Koko
* Music: HIRAI Mamiko
* Theme Song: MOMOCHI Hiroko
* Line Producer: HOSHINO Hideki
* Cinematography: YASUDA Hikaru
[ Production Company ]
“PATISSERIE Coin de rue” Production Committee, PONY CANYON, Kansai Telecasting, Asmik Ace Entertainment, UM360, ITO COMPANY, Tokai Television Broadcasting
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
Asmik Ace Entertainment
[ Production Studio ]

Release Date: February 11, 2011
Running Time: 115 min
Genre: Drama, Feature
Color: Color
Screening Format: 35mm
Screen Size: American Vista (1:1.85), Vista
Sound Processing: DTSステレオ
Subtitle: English
[ Story ]
An emotional drama involving delicious desserts. A cake maker’s daughter from Kagoshima travels to Tokyo to find her boyfriend and take him back with her but begins to look at herself in a new light when she meets a legendary former patissier. The numerous, colorful western-style confections delightfully sweeten the screen. Natsume (Aoi Yu) makes her way to a famous Tokyo patisserie to see her boyfriend but is stunned to learn that he has quit. Left without a place to stay, she attempts to become a live-in employee at the patisserie, but the cakes she makes are given an emphatic thumbs-down by the owner Yoriko (Toda Keiko) and critic Tomura (Eguchi Yosuke).

[ Official Site ]

Score ★★★☆☆
PIA: Comments: 3.5 / 5 At the exit of the rooms: 65/100
Around the pastry “Coin de rue”, a local senior French taste, rotate various characters marked by large and small misfortunes of life. Natsume, the main character (Aoi Y ū ), comes to Tokyo from the deep south of the country to seek what she thinks still be her boyfriend, not understanding that he had left to seek his fortune in the metropolis. The boy was working as an apprentice in the bakery and she happens there as a raw fury. He discovers that he is gone, and, not knowing where to turn, he asked for and obtained work as an apprentice, along with mistress (Keiko Toda) and a hostile aide (Noriko Eguchi, already appreciated Yuriko no aroma ). Among the regulars, but rather it would say regular guests, there is also some figures with an air of mystery as an old lady very fine (the big Mariko Kaga) and especially Tomura (Yosuke Eguchi), famous and severe food critic. Slowly between the various protagonists are formed embryos of human and romantic relationships (although not love). When the owner of the bakery, as a result of a fall, will be hospitalized for a long period in the hospital with a view to close the store, they will all others who troverano a singular integral unit to give her a hand and at the same time find a reason start living themselves.
The obligatory reference is Kamome shokudo of Ogigami Naoko, although Patisserie Coin de rue is always one step below the model both in terms of originality of the characters for dramatic intensity situations. Features and pastry products are so beautiful as to constitute almost a character themselves. But this is also their limit: make you want to watch them instead of eating them. It ‘a bit’ the figure of the film itself: cuter than good. Nevertheless, it is a film not look empty stomach.

[Katsuyuki Nakanishi]

Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

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