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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)
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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)
Original name: ジョゼと虎と魚たち
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she is carrying something for a crime syndicate, and they wonder what it is she has in the carriage... Money? Drugs? One day, the owner of the mah-jong parlour sends Tsuneo out to walk his dog. A baby carriage comes rolling down a hill and crashes into a guard rail. The old lady asks him to look into the carriage, where he finds a young woman clutching a knife. This is how Tsuneo first meets the girl who calls herself Josée.
Style: inspirational, touching, sweet, lyrical
Plot: young love, love, disability, cerebral palsy, youth, mother daughter relationship, character study, loneliness, young woman, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, love story, teaching the ways of the world, prejudice, culture clash, unfulfillment, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, wheelchair bound

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Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 138 min.
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Duration: 74 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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