Friday, February 13, 2015

Shinji Imaoka - Tamamono AKA Lunchbox (2004)


Synopsis / Plot

The opening scene of the movie is highly significant – and indeed, the very first shot of the movie: it depicts the main female protagonist, Aiko, chomping her lunch out of a red plastic lunch box. For some reason which is never explained, she is mute; a 35-year-old bowling alley worker who has a giant crush on a young, handsome, moped-riding mailman named Yoshio. She forces him to become involved with her by knocking down his bike and stealing the post, much like a 12-year-old might try to engage someone’s romantic interest.

Subtitles:English, Dutch, French, German (vobsub)