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Director  Ryosuke Hashiguchi
Initial DVD release  May 18, 2010 (France)
Country  Japan
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Kazuya Takahashi
Writer  Ryosuke Hashiguchi
Language  Japanese
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Release date  December 16, 1995
Initial release  April 4, 1995 (New York City)
Cast  Yoshinori Okada (Shuji Ito), Ayumi Hamasaki (Kasane Aihara), Kouji Yamaguchi (Touru Kanbara), Kumi Takada (Ayako Shimizu), Shizuka Isami (Rika Matsuo), Yoshihiko Hakamada (Fujita)
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Like Grains of Sand is a Japanese drama film released on December 16, 1995 by Toho Company Ltd. The Japanese title for the film is Nagisa no Shindobaddo (渚のシンドバッド, Sinbad of the Seashore). The film was directed and written by Ryosuke Hashiguchi and features a lead role played by Japan's highest selling female musician Ayumi Hamasaki. It won three major awards in 1996 and 1997 including an award for best screenplay and two international awards. It was featured in the 1996 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada as well as the 1997 International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Turin, Italy.


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Primary Cast

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  • Yoshinori Okada as Shuji Ito
  • Ayumi Hamasaki as Kasane Aihara
  • Kōji Yamaguchi as Tōru Kanbara
  • Kumi Takada as Ayako Shimizu
  • Shizuka Isami as Rika Matsuo
  • Kōta Kusano as Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Yoshihiko Hakamada as Fujita
  • Synopsis

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    A psychological drama about love, longing, homosexual desire and psychological turmoil—i.e., the perils of puberty. Ito is a shy boy in the top class at secondary school. He feels attracted to his classmate and best friend Yoshida, who is not aware of Ito's intimate feelings. They spend much time with Kanbara, whose comic actions hide his sensitive nature. Aihara (Ayumi Hamasaki) is new at school and remains aloof with her cool attitude. No one knows that at her previous school she was raped and is now in therapy. Meanwhile, Yoshida, who is currently involved with the insecure Shimizu, is interested in Aihara, the mysterious new girl. It is obvious that each teen is hiding behind a wall which they must break through during this tough process of maturation.


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    Mainichi Film Concours
    1996 - Best Screenplay

    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    1996 - Tiger Award

    Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    1997 - Best Feature Film


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