Topless

Topless

108 mins | Drama, Romance | June 7, 2008

The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to marry - a man - Natsuko becomes inconsolable. While all this is taking place, Natsuko's straight male roommate is grappling with his own feelings for her, and a young high school girl comes to Tokyo searching for the mother that long ago left her for a female lover. Each character - queer, straight, male, female, young, old, and in-between - struggles to make peace with him/herself as all their lives overlap. This story captures the power of young love, and the web of the city.

Topless

108 mins | Drama, Romance | June 7, 2008

Topless
The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to marry - a man - Natsuko becomes inconsolable. While all this is taking place, Natsuko's straight male roommate is grappling with his own feelings for her, and a young high school girl comes to Tokyo searching for the mother that long ago left her for a female lover. Each character - queer, straight, male, female, young, old, and in-between - struggles to make peace with him/herself as all their lives overlap. This story captures the power of young love, and the web of the city.
Producers Scarecrow Productions, Tokyo Sakura
Original title トップ
Directors Eiji Uchida
Writers Eiji Uchida, Pudding Watanabe

Cast

Erika Okuda

as Tomomi

Mina Shimizu

as Natsuko

Sô Sakamoto

as Koji

Ryûnosuke Kawai

as Kenta

Aya Omasa

as Kana

Maki Sawa

as mama