Takeru Satoh (top) and Tao Tsuchiya in a still from The 8-Year Engagement (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahisa Zeze.

The 8-Year Engagement film review: tear-jerking Japanese romance based on an incredible true story

Soft core porn director turns to romance in this tale of a young man standing by his fiancée, who wakes from a coma with no memories of him. The no-nonsense approach and happy ending are a refreshing change in the genre

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Takeru Satoh (top) and Tao Tsuchiya in a still from The 8-Year Engagement (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahisa Zeze.
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