Exchange Students (Tenkosei)

November 19, 2006
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Film past event

Saturday, November 18 at 5 pm
Sunday, November 19 at 6:15 pm

1982, 112 min., 16mm, color. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Based on the story by Hisashi Yamanaka. With Satomi Kobayashi and Toshinori Omi. Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from Nippon Television Network Corporation.

As Kazuo looks at himself in the mirror, he lifts his shirt and gasps at the sight of protruding breasts. His body has been exchanged for his friend Kazumi’s, and they are unable to return into their own bodies. Stuck inside Kazumi’s body, Kazuo is forced to take on Kazumi’s demure personality–he must learn to wear a bra and tame his violent temper, in which he fails miserably. Satomi Kobayashi gives an extraordinary performance as a frustrated boy trapped in a girl’s body. Ranked #3 in Kinema Jumpo Best Ten in 1982.

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  • Sunday, November 19, 2006
  • 6:15 pm