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Paradise View

1h 57m Drama 1985


Go Takamine’s rarely-screened first theatrical feature is a pioneering work of Okinawan cinema. Taking place shortly before the resumption of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa, this leisurely-paced film tacitly addresses the island prefecture’s complicated history of occupation through the story of a community’s preparations for a wedding between a local girl and a Japanese teacher. On the periphery of these events is Reishu, who quits his job on a US military base and uses the extra time to catch snakes and play with ants – and get the bride-to-be pregnant.

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Go Takamine


Okinawan Dialect and Japanese

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