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. Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi.
Cast: Saburoh Bouya, Sen Hara, Yasufumi Hayashi, Jun'ichiro Katagiri, Wakaba Irie, Guts Ishimatsu, Shigeru Izumiya, Nenji Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Toru Minegishi, Tomokazu Miura, Toshie Negishi, Toshinori Omi, Koichi Sato, Makoto Sato. Japan, 1986.
Subtitles: English. Download Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki / To the Fields, to the Hills, to the Beaches.