I Like You, I Like You Very Much (1994) - Anata ga suki desu, dai suki desu

I Like You, I Like You Very Much (1994)
Country: Japan
Release Year: 1994
Aka: Anata ga suki desu, dai suki desu
Director: Hiroyuki Oki
Writer: Hiroyuki Oki
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 58 min
Cast:Shibuya Kazunori, Kitakaze Hisanori
Nishimoto Kazufumi, Hiroyuki Oki
Studio:Stance Company
Water Bearer Films
Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109113/
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This groundbreaking drama, one of few to feature gay lifestyles in a Japanese context, is the work of writer, editor, cinematographer, director and co-star Hiroyuki Oki, an avant-garde filmmaker. In the liberal enclave of Kochi City, Japan, a gay college student, You (pronounced using two syllables as "Yo-ooh"), is living a contented life with his lover and classmate. Then he spies an attractive young man at a train station, and their meeting leads to a subsequent sexual encounter. Although You confesses his infidelity to his boyfriend and even seeks the advice of an ex-lover, he does not completely break off his new relationship, leading to a love triangle that forces each of the men to question his sexuality and identity. Running barely one hour long, I Like You, I Like You Very Much (1995) was short for a feature-length film but earned critical respect for tackling what remains an extremely sensitive cultural issue in its home country.

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