HONOKAA BOY

By Atsushi SANADA

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Drama - Completed 2009

Leo’s strange but tranquil days begin when he starts working at a small theater in Honokaa town, on the Hawaii island.
Bee, a local resident and master chef, adds magic, mischief, and a touch of spice to Leo’s life during his stay.
Airy breeze, unique encounters, bitter-sweet romance, unforgettabl

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Atsushi SANADA
    • Writer(s)
    • Takuma TAKASAKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Chihiro KAMEYAMA (Fuji Television Network), Yoshio TAKADA (Dentsu), Shuji ABE (ROBOT)
    • Synopsis
    • Leo (Masaki Okada) is a young man with no sense of personal space. He comes to Hawaii because his girlfriend (Yu Aoi) wants to see a moonbow – a rainbow over the moon.
      “Did you know that the island of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Islands are two different things?” she asks, exasperated.
      She’s moody. He’s quiet. Their trip is awkward. He has a bad habit of clamming up when put on the spot…
      6 months later, Leo finds himself living in Honokaa, a town they stumbled upon while driving around and getting lost on the Big Island. Life is full of surprises. He becomes an assistant to a movie projectionist in a small theater. Then one day, Leo meets the biggest prankster in town, an old lady named Bee(Chieko Baisho). Their meeting leads to an invitation. “I’ll cook you dinner from now on”, says Bee. It was the beginning of everything.
      Bee is happy to have Leo around. He has a good appetite and enjoys her cooking. He is almost like family – other than her cat. Their daily ritual is like sharing a secret language, drawing out a natural, charming side of Bee.
      Then one day, Leo falls for a girl named Mariah, (Jun Hasegawa) a pretty local girl who is quick to laugh. Who would have known that her presence would trigger such dramatic consequences…?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2008
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