100 Yen Love

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100 Yen Love
100 Yen Love poster.jpeg
Directed by Masaharu Take (ja)
Produced by Gen Sato
Yuji Hiradai
Yoshinori Kano
Screenplay by Shin Adachi
Starring Sakura Ando
Music by Shogo Kaida
Cinematography Hiromitsu Nishimura
Edited by Chieko Suzaki
Spotted Productions
Release date
  • October 25, 2014 (2014-10-25) (TIFF)
  • December 20, 2014 (2014-12-20) (Japan)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

100 Yen Love (百円の恋, Hyakuen no Koi) is a 2014 Japanese sports drama film directed by Masaharu Take (ja) and starring Sakura Ando. The film was released in Japan on December 20, 2014.[1] It was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[2]



On Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave the film a 7 out of 10, calling it "a quirky tale of a social misfit's transformation".[3] Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "a powerful portrait of punch-drunk love."[4]

The film won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival.[5] It was in competition at the 15th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection for the Nippon Connection Award[6] and was chosen for third place in the Nippon Cinema Award.[7] At the 88th Kinema Junpo Awards, the film was chosen as the 8th best Japanese film of the year[8] and Sakura Ando won the Award for Best Actress.[9] At the 57th Blue Ribbon Awards, Sakura Ando won the Award for Best Actress. At the 24th Japan Film Professional Awards, the film won the Award for Best Film and Masaharu Take won the Award for Best Director.[10] The film’s North American Premiere was presented by North America's largest festival of Japanese cinema, Japan Cuts on July 16, 2015[11]

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  1. ^ "百円の恋(2014)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Japan Selects '100 Yen Love' as Academy Awards Contender". variety. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ Derek Elley (December 8, 2014). "100 Yen Love". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Stephen Dalton (November 10, 2015). "'100 Yen Love' ('Hyakuen no koi'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Stephen Cremin (October 31, 2014). "Heaven Knows What takes Tokyo Grand Prix". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2015-07-04. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Kevin Ma (June 2, 2015). "Nippon Connection celebrates 15th anniversary". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Kevin Ma (June 10, 2015). "Uzumasa Limelight wins at Nippon Connection". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Japanese Film Best 10". kinenote.com (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Kojin". kinenote.com (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "第24回日本映画プ地フェッショナル大賞". nichi-pro.filmcity.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.japansociety.org/event/100-yen-love

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