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16 Ratings

Summer Vacation: 1999

1999 - Nen no natsu yasumi

Directed by Shusuke Kaneko
Japan, 1988
Fantasy, Romance, Drama


This highly homoerotic tale based on a yaoi manga manages to convey great desire without sexual explicitness, mostly due to the young age of the boys cast. The story deals with adolescent boys who still inhabit an empty school in summer, and follows their jealousies and romances.

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Summer Vacation: 1999 Directed by Shusuke Kaneko

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  • nrh's rating of the film Summer Vacation: 1999

    there is something odd that film can do - which is hard to pin down - such as open a speculative space, even an erotic space, which is private and open and sacred all at once. I don't understand this film, or the Moto Hagio original, but it is a work of conviction, and craft, and god bless the ship that finds solace in these waters.

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