Why has this been down-voted so much? It's a fun ephemeral teenage road movie with gorgeous cinematography.
Why does no one talk about the exploitative* nudity in this film? ÔBAYASHI said in this exclusive interview on the Criterion Collection DVD that having to show her chest was difficult for IKEGAMI Kimiko because it was her first nude scene in her career and she was still very young at the time of shooting (18!). No reasons were given as to why she had to do this nude scene exposing her chest. No narrative reason, no studio conditions, no…