A forgotten but enjoyable drama-comedy from 1991 about the stressful
situation that arises for students about to
finish school - the problem of finding a job. Hordes of hopeful students
flock the most popular companies for
interviews and questioning and TV stations at the top of them can
really pick and choose.
Recruiters try to trick the hopeful with nasty questions. Recruiters
.... Yuck! Japan was many years ahead of us
here in Sweden regarding this phenomena i guess and today recruiters,
staffing companies are doing the dirty work
for just about every company that wants to employ somebody. Most often
arrogant and unpleasant people with an
almost fascist attitude against anyone over 40 years of age. Yes,
i'm bitter and out of work now and then ...
This film is about 4 friends from school: Takeo Ohara
(Yuji Oda), Osamu Tachikawa (Koji Matoba), Kitamachi
and Mariko (Nobuko Sendo) and their experiences when seeking jobs.
Ohara don't take it too seriously, he's an
easy-going guy who likes to play baseball, and he's popular with the
girls. Yeah, the classic romantic stuff, when
his schoolmate Mariko is in love with him but he doesn't notice, instead
he's dating the TV station employee Yoko
Akiyama (played by cute Emi Wakui). He's a lucky guy but he just can't
get a taxi, they ignores him, a fun gag.
Ohara happily bungles up his interviews, Kitamachi
has got a job in his family's business, Mariko is already working
part-time as a journalist for a paper and Tachikawa gives up seeking
the cool jobs, resigns and takes a job in the
Food Industry. Ha, ha, The Food Industry that with any means tries
to lure the unwilling youths into their firms.
Will Ohara start working in Tachikawa's food firm too, and which girl
will get him ?
Nice and unjustly forgotten film with good actors, especially Yuji
Letterbox aspect ratio as on all older Hong Kong editions, japanese
audio 2.0 with english subtitles