Kikujiro (Kikujiro No Natsu)

Film, Drama
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Masao is a nine-year-old boy who is desperate to locate his long-lost biological mother. Abandoned by all of his friends for the summer holidays, Masao is left in the care of layabout Yakuza goon Kikujiro, who doesn't like children, least of all nine-year-old boys. After initial awkwardness in each other's company, man and child soon become trusted friends, encountering a series of eccentric characters as the travel the length and breadth of the Japanese countryside.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday June 30 2000
Duration: 122 mins

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