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Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

SHORT TAKES

Non-chan Noriben


Director: Akira Ogata

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Language: Japanese

Akira Ogata's latest feature is a bland comedy based on Kiwa Irie's serialized manga about a perky divorcee who pursues a dream of opening a bento (boxed lunches) shop. Disgusted with her idle husband, Komaki (Manami Konishi) quits home and, taking her 5-year-old daughter with her, returns to where she was brought up in downtown Tokyo. After failing to secure a job, Komaki finally comes to realize her true talent — making a boxed lunch. The film gets off to a sweet start, but later runs out of steam.


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