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Nenji Kobayashi (小林稔侍)
The Woman Next Door
隣の女 옆집 여자 鄰居
160 min x 1 ep｜1 episode
Yuki leads a comfortable life as an illustrator with her doctor husband, Kenzo Tamukai. But they have yet to be blessed with a child. The story begins with the arrival next door of a new neighbor, a woman named Sachi Tachihara, whom Yuki gradually befriends. But Sachi plants seeds of doubt in Yuki, informing her of an alleged love affair her husband is having. One by one the lies and realities surrounding Kenzo come to light, erasing treasured memories of their marriage. Just as an anxiety-ridden Yuki finds she has no one to rely on except Sachi, a police detective enters the scene to turn her world on its head.
花嫁 신부 新娘
126 min. x 1 ep.｜1 episode
The condemned Katakura house is so old it is a wonder it hasn't yet been torn down. Its tenant, a widow named Chiyo, has just completed a Buddhist service memorializing the 7th year of her husband's passing and is preparing to move out to make way for the home's destruction amid urban development. Meanwhile, her grown eldest son shows up suggesting they live together while her eldest daughter, Setsuko, brings talk of a suitor for her mother - now pushing 60 - to remarry. The suitor, Uichi Kurosaki, strikes Setsuko as an ideal companion for her mother as he is a friend of Chiyo's late husband, has no children and plenty in retirement savings. But the other daughter is adamantly against the proposition, sparking a fight among siblings whose varying interests clash in this revealing depiction of family, compassion, empathy, hard reality and richness of spirit.
99 Years of Love: JAPANESE AMERICANS
99年の愛～JAPANESE AMERICANS 99 년의 사랑〜JAPANESE AMERICANS 99年的愛〜JAPANESE AMERICANS
150 min x 2 eps / 139 min x 2 eps / 125 min x 1 ep｜5 episodes
99 years ago, a Japanese man emigrated to the vast expanse of America with hopes of survival and dreams of a brighter future. He and those like him were settlers, 1st generation Japanese-Americans. From them were issued a second generation which grew up bearing little knowledge of, nor devotion to, their parents’ homeland. And yet fate was to deliver them all a cruel blow... as war proceeded to tear them apart along national and generational lines. This is a story about Japanese immigrants who endured the horrors and tragedy of war, overcame deep prejudice and attained their dreams in a new land through love and courage.
Papa for One Summer
ひと夏のパパへ 한 여름의 아빠에게 單夏的老爸
75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.｜10 episodes
A high school student’s mother passes away leaving her alone with her grief. The girl, Marimo, discovers the name of a father she never knew. Marimo sets off to meet him, but is completely shocked when she finds someone very different from the father she envisioned. Her father, Shinpei, a 38-year-old would-be private detective, is shocked too, and doesn’t believe her until he sees the paperwork. With Marimo muttering “The worst father in the world” and Shinpei lamenting the loss of his freedom, these two are about to learn how difficult and rewarding a father/daughter relationship can be.
ヨイショの男 알랑꾼 馬屁精之男
60 min. x 11 eps.｜11 episodes
In this high-energy comedy, Kotaro has been living all his life flattering others to get what he wants, and he is very good at it. Unlike most people that have at least a modicum of pride to keep them from over-the-top-flattery, Kotaro has no such limitation, which helps in his job as an insurance salesman. But when a big foreign corporation purchases the company for which he works, lovable flattering Kotaro must learn to survive in a new and more rigid corporate environment.
P.S. I'm fine. -Shumpei
P.S.元気です､俊平 P.S. 잘 있어, 슌페이 P.S.我很好!
60 min. x 11 eps.｜11 episodes
Even though he failed his entrance examination, Shumpei scouts out the entrance ceremony of Waseda University and determines in his mind that he will devote the next year studying to get into the university. As he is leaving the campus, Momoko, an energetic freshman, suddenly drafts Shumpei against his will to help her sell school maps to fellow freshmen. Although annoyed by her overbearing persistence, Shumpei eventually befriends Momoko; but her doctor-boyfriend and his hang-ups about his former high school sweetheart keep them from getting any closer.
Department Store, Summer Story /Autumn Story
デパート!夏物語/デパート!秋物語 백화점 여름 / 백화점 가을 이야기 百貨!夏物語 / 百貨!秋物語
Summer: 60 min. x 10 eps. Autumn: 60 min. x 11 eps.｜21 episodes
Department stores are an integral part of everyday life, places where dreams are shaped. This drama, filmed in an actual department store during business hours, exposes both the opportunities and the temptations faced by the men and women who strive to achieve a level of professionalism in the service industry.