Living on Tokyo Time
Directed by Steven Okazaki • 1987 • United States
Starring Minako Ohashi, Ken Nakagawa, Mitzi Abe
In this offbeat, charmingly lo-fi romantic comedy, a young Japanese woman (Minako Ohashi) trying to find herself in America enters into a marriage of convenience with an aimless Japanese American punk rocker (Ken Nakagawa) in order to avoid being deported. She barely speaks English, while he is thoroughly Americanized, right down to his penchant for junky breakfast cereals—does their relationship stand a chance?
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Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1922 • United States
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Directed by Fred Newmeyer • 1921 • United States
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