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INDY MOVIE REVIEW
 
Give It All (1998)
 (บรรยาย)
 
   
 

Director:Itsumichi Isomura  Producer:Shôji Masui, Masayuki Suo, Akifumi Takuma Story by:Yoshiko Shikimura  

Screenplay by:Itsumichi Isomura  Music by:Lee-Tzsche Cinematography:Yûichi Nagata  Edited by:Jun''ichi Kikuchi  

Running time:120 min Country:Japan Language:Japanese Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English/  

Starring: Rena Tanaka - Etsuko Shinomura, Mami Shimizu - Atsuko Nakazaki, Wakana Aoi - Rie Yano, Kirina Mano - Taeko Kikuchi,

Emu Hisazumi - Mayumi Nakaura, Tomoko Nakajima - Akiko Irie, Ryoko Moriyama - Satoko Shinomura,

Hakury - Kensaku Shinomura,Ren Osugi - Principal of Iyo Higashi High School

 
 

รางวัล:12 wins.

 

 

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1999

Won
Newcomer of the Year
Rena Tanaka 
 

Blue Ribbon Awards 1999

Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best New Actress
Rena Tanaka 
 

Hochi Film Awards 1998

Won
Hochi Film Award
Best New Actress
Rena Tanaka 
 

Japanese Professional Movie Awards 1999

Won
Japanese Professional Movie Award
Best Actress
Rena Tanaka 
Best Director
Itsumichi Isomura 
 

Kinema Junpo Awards 1999

Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best New Actress
Rena Tanaka 
 

Mainichi Film Concours 1999

Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Sound Recording
Hiromichi Kori 
Won
Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award
Rena Tanaka 
 

Yokohama Film Festival 1999

Won
Festival Prize
Best Supporting Actor
Ren Ôsugi 
For 
Cure , Hana-bi , Orokamono: Kizu darake no tenshiand Inu hashiru
Best New Talent
Rena Tanaka 
Best Director
Itsumichi Isomura 
Tied with Kiyoshi Kurosawa for Cure (1997).
Best Cinematography
Yûichi Nagata 
 
 

Storyline
Etsuko - a typical Japanese high school student, who''s unlucky in love, an academic failure, and plain bored with life. That''s until one day, the view of a boat gliding gracefully in the sea inspires her to take up the oar. Since she''s rejected by her school''s all-male rowing team, she decides to form her own all-women team. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Shikoku Island, the fourth largest island in the Japanese archipelago. Matsuyama, a historical, quiet town facing the serene inland sea 1976,after the turmoil of years of student demonstrations, there came a time of nihilism. The new generation was given the nickname "Age of Three Nothings" signifying "Giving nothing, caring fornothing, being moved by nothing".

Etsuko (15) lives with her reticent father and hard-working, fussy mother. They run a little dry-cleaning business. With them is Etsuko''s grandmother who looks after the house and her ''brilliant'' older sister who is leaving to attend a top college. Etsuko feels useless, with no role to play in the household.

The irony is that even though she is far from being an excellent student, she still managed to get into the best local high school. The emptiness of this achievement only worsens her sense of futility.

One day she decides to run away from home. Her family don''t flinch, assuming she just went out for a walk. Despondent and alone, even this gesture ignored, Etsuko stands on the sea shore and stares out across the waves. In the distance, she caches sight of something it''s a rowing team gliding through the water. At that moment something sparks inside her. She can''t get this image out of her mind and sets her heart on joining the rowing team at the new school. However she finds out that since it used to be a boys'' school, traditional attitudes persist: there is no rowing team for girls. In a solution to all her recent frustrations with life, she decides to do something about this. She bullies four other girls into forming a team. With their hearts not really in it however, their season ends in a humiliating defeat. Further burdened by the appearance of her childhood sweetheart on the boy''s team, she begins to flounder. An awkward relationship with their melancholic coach followed by an injury that bars her from sport, threaten to wreck Etsuko''s self-confidence. Just when it seems she will have to give up all that she struggled for, she finds it in herself to continue."Rowing is everything for me", she says. By the second reason, the girls have grown. With one voice they pull their oars through the water, heading for their first victory.







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