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Give It All (1998)

Ganbatte ikimasshoi (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Itsumichi Isomura
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rena Tanaka ... Etsuko Shinomura
Mami Shimizu Mami Shimizu ... Atsuko Nakazaki
Wakana Chizaki Wakana Chizaki ... Rie Yano
Kirina Mano Kirina Mano ... Taeko Kikuchi
Emu Hisazumi Emu Hisazumi ... Mayumi Nakaura
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima ... Akiko Irie
Ryôko Moriyama Ryôko Moriyama ... Satoko Shinomura
Hakuryû Hakuryû ... Kensaku Shinomura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Koike (Teacher of Math)
Bengaru Bengaru ... Teacher of Iyo Higashi High (20 years after)
Daisuke Honda Daisuke Honda ... Shunji Yasuda
Akio Jô Akio Jô ... Kumada
Hiroshi Kanbe Hiroshi Kanbe ... Station worker in Minatoyama Station
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo ... Hiroshi Sekino
Reiko Matsuo Reiko Matsuo ... Sumiko Shinomura
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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. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Official Sites:

Altamira Pictures

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 October 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Give It All See more »

Filming Locations:

Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Remade as Ganbatte ikimasshoi (2005) See more »

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Quiet Charm
16 April 2002 | by Brynjolf_BjarmeSee all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie. Who can't identify with Etsuko, a teenager overshadowed by a brilliant older sister, ignored by her parents, and derided by her teachers? Yet nothing will crush her strong spirit. Even with anemia and back problems she manages to form a competent girl's rowing team in her school.

The other characters are not quite as strongly developed, but they all struggle and grow in the film. I was rooting for them all the way. The end of the movie was just perfect, too. There is nothing contrived or mawkish about this movie at all - it's simply wonderful!


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