A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

Synopsis: Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named Tetsuya messages her and asks to meet in person. The two begin dating and quickly become engaged. When Testuya begs Nanami to increase her guest list for the wedding, Nanami reaches out to online-friend, Amuro, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, who hires actors to play Nanami's guests on her big day. A few weeks following the ceremony, Tetsuya's mother confronts Nanami with allegations of lying and cheating. Heartbroken and despondent, Nanami checks herself into a hotel and manages to get hired there as a maid. One day, Amuro offers Nanami a housekeeping job in an old mansion, whose sole resident's infectious spirit helps Nanami to open her heart. However, Nanami soon realizes that Amuro, the mansion, and its occupant aren't what they seem - and even dreams have limits.
Director(s): Shunji Iwai
Production: Rockwell Eyes
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
179 min

Good evening, Kanon.

Good evening.

Did you go outside today?


You stayed home?


I see.

Let's start on page 23

with some linear functions.

You have 20 minutes.

You can ask me questions anytime.

Ready. ..begin.

Excuse me?


If there are 'linear' functions...

...are there also 'non-linear' functions?

That's right.

Is that it?

And cubic functions.

What are these used for in the real world?

Well...I'm not sure.

You don't know?

I'm sorry.

I'll look it up for you.

Good afternoon.

Please watch your step.

Today we are blessed with some lovely weather.

We shall now hold the engagement ceremony.

We humbly request your favor.

Thank you.

Please accept this betrothal gift

from the Tsuruoka family.

Please accept this betrothal gift...

...courtesy of the Minagawa family.

Imagine my surprise

when I heard they met online.

I'm sure you were as concerned as I was.

But leave it to my daughter

to choose a school teacher.

You can meet anyone online, right?

Doctors! Millionaires!

You've got choices!

That's the perk of the internet!

Nanami was never adventurous.

When she took a liking to azuki bread,

that was all she ate.

Then I suppose she'll never

get tired of my boy either.

I'll say! She'll adore him forever.

You want to continue teaching after marriage?

Yes, I do.

Once you've taught, it's not easy to give up.

That's just how teachers are.

But housework is hard work.

Even more when you have kids.

I wasn't so difficult.

Are you kidding?

Do you know how much trouble you were?

In grade school, he took to teasing

the girl sitting next to him.

But oh, that was your first love.

Mom, stop it!


It's the truth.

Go on ahead.

Really? Alright then.

You're both going to the station.

And spend more time with that woman?

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Shunji Iwai

Shunji Iwai (岩井 俊二, Iwai Shunji, born 24 January 1963) is a Japanese film director, video artist, writer and documentary maker. more…

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