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Mixed Doubles (ミックス)

 

Runtime: 119 min / 2017
Director: Junichi Ishikawa
Starring: Yui Aragaki, Eita, Koji Seto, Mei Nagano
Canadian Premiere

Laughter, love and ping-pong combine in the tale of Tamako, 28 and single and a one-time prodigy now playing on the corporate team. When her handsome team-mate and boyfriend Ejima dumps her for beautiful Airi she returns devastated to her hometown. There she finds that the Flower Table Tennis Club formerly run by her late mother is in dire financial straits. Its current roster consists of a bored ex-rebel, a celebrity housewife, a dieting middle-aged couple, a high school nerd, and formerly nationally ranked pro boxer Hagiwara. They begin to train together with the dream of entering the National Championships in the mixed double category. Can they win? Will Tamako defeat Ejima and Airi and find the man of her dreams?

Find out in this hilarious, lighter-than-air box-office smash.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  mix-movie.jp

卓球を題材に、男女混合ダブルス(ミックス)を通じて巻き起こる人間模様を描いたロマンチックコメディー。幼いころは天才卓球少女として将来を期待された多満子は、ある時、恋人を会社の新人社員に寝取られたことをきっかけに、逃げるように帰郷する。しかし、亡き母が経営していた卓球クラブは赤字に陥り、かつて自分の青春を捧げた活気のある練習風景はそこにはなかった。クラブ再建、そして自分を捨てた元恋人ペア打倒のために全日本卓球選手権の男女混合ダブルス部門への出場を目指すことになった多満子は、クラブに通う落ちぶれた元プロボクサーの萩原とペアを組むのだが……。

主演の新垣結衣はこの作品で、第60回ブルーリボン賞の主演女優賞を受賞。

監督:石川淳一 出演:新垣結衣、瀬戸康史、瑛太、永野芽郁

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