After receiving critical acclaim as the silent driver of Hidetoshi Nishijima’s theater director in Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar-winning drama Drive My Car, the world waited to see what Toko Miura would do next.
Now she has her first starring role in Shinya Tamada’s I Am What I Am, the second installment in the (Not) Heroine Movies series produced by Nagoya Broadcasting and the dub production company to break the conventions of romantic drama fight back Her new film doesn’t reach the standard of Hamaguchi, but few contemporary Japanese films can hilariously trying to marry off Miura’s 30-year-old call center operator as soon as possible.
The film begins with this familiar scene: two boys in one izakaya (Japanese bar) who tries to approach the manager Kasumi and her bubbly colleague with obnoxious questions about their love life. Uncomfortable, Kasumi breaks free and eats alone at a ramen shop.
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