In Messengers, Naomi Shimizu (Naoko Iijima) is a 29-year-old PR manager for an Italian fashion house. The firm is controlled by her boyfriend's company. One day, the company goes bankrupt and Naomi has to say goodbye to her luxury lifestyle. She flees her apartment and collides with bicycle messenger Yokota (Hiroyuki Yabe) and he is severely hurt. Naomi agrees to fill in for him at his delivery company until he recovers. Accustomed to the easy life, the work is hard for her and she nearly wants to give up. But she has a change of heart and wealth is no longer her dream. Now showing on the UA and GV circuits and at Golden Gateway, New York, Majestic and AMC Festival Walk. In The Exam, middle-aged Togashi (Eikichi Yazawa) is an acclaimed runner who is going to represent his firm in a regional marathon. His wife Toshie (Yuko Tanaka) is concerned about preparing for their only daughter's (Natsumi Ohira) entrance exams for some famous primary school. When Togashi loses his job, the couple swap roles. Togashi becomes a house husband and Toshie goes out to work. Togashi decides to join the marathon as a private citizen but discovers it will take place on the same day as his daughter's entrance exam and school interview. Now showing at UA Times Square, UA Sha Tin, Miramar and AMC Festival Walk. In Not One Less, teacher Gao has to leave Shuiquan Primary School for a month to look after her ailing mother. The village mayor finds a substitute teacher, Wei Minzhi, 13, to take over the class. Gao bets Wei an extra 10 yuan if she succeeds in not letting one student to drop out. The family of student Zhang Huike is in serious debt. When he fails to appear in class one morning, Wei discovers he has been forced to go to the city to find work. With Gao's words in mind, Wei decides to find Huike and bring him back. Opens on December 2 at Silvercord, Windsor and Broadway Cinematheque.