Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast

Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast (1986)

During the fervently nationalist months leading up to World War II, a rebellious teenager is transferred to a new primary school in a small Inland Sea town. He vies with the school’s reigning bully, who takes a romantic interest in his older stepsister. When they learn she’s going to be sold to a brothel to pay off her father’s debts, they form an uneasy alliance to free her. With surprising moments of caricature and slapstick, Obayashi celebrates the anarchic world of adolescence while also satirizing adult hypocrisy and conformism.

Writing:
  • Haruo Satô
  • Shinobu Yamada
Directing:
  • Nobuhiko Ōbayashi
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  • Release Date: 1986-10-04
  • Language: 日本語
  • Country: JP
  • Runtime: 135

Toshie Negishi

Sakae's Mother

Isako Washio

O-Shouchan

Yasufumi Hayashi

Soutaroh Sudou

Koichi Sato

Chuui Aoki

Riki Takeuchi

Kawakita-sensei

Toshinori Omi

Yuuta Hayami

Makoto Satō

Seiroku the Pimp

Akira Ôizumi

School Custodian

Tōru Minegishi

Sakae's Father

Wakaba Irie

Soutaroh's Mother

Shigeru Izumiya

Old Fisherman

Jō Shishido

School Principal

Tomokazu Miura

Soutaroh's Father
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