Dreams for Sale

Synopsis: After losing their restaurant in a fire, a husband and wife come up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Miwa Nishikawa
  3 nominations.
134 min

Are you happy now?

There, it's tossed

Calm down!


Give it to me

Did you fight?

He doesn't know how to cook



Miyakubo Police Box

Excuse me


Remember me? Hino

What? Why? Do you live nearby?

We just moved here, into

an apartment in Sakaecho

Isn't your restaurant in Toranomon?

Yeah, it's a little far but we can't

afford to buy in that area

My wife won't buy unless it's new

Your business is great

How's Akie?

Do you still cook together?

You'd think but as soon as it got going,

she said she hated standing so much

She's even got studs in her nail polish

these days, disgusting

Everyday she goes to health spas, golf

and even pole dancing, whatever that is

Women have it so easy

Hey, is your place nearby?

No, it's a little ways away

A little ways away

I bet it's doing fine

Somebody told me it's great

We do OK

Show me your place

I'll stop by for real

Come, I'll contact you

I'll email

Email, you know my address?

Yeah, sure

Give my best to Akie

Give Akie my best

Akie? Oh, right, see you

Bye bye


Thank you!

Any word from Takeshita san?

No, it's hopeless

I'm sure there's

gossip about me

Chefs turn over so fast,

you'll get another offer soon

You wanted me to work

at Takeshita's place?

That place is shit

What do you see in it?

Really? I don't know

I've never been there

Yeah? Then, I'll tell you

That place is shit

Worse than shit

I understand

No, you don't

Maybe you think as long as they

pay you they're all the same

But you're lucky

You can work in this mediocre

ramen shop and feel nothing

Hey, don't say that

I'll have a beer


Please, drink at home

It's on the house


Sato does a great job

Thank you


Damn, that's good

He's a good man


He's nice?

You let him call you "Sato"

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Miwa Nishikawa

Miwa Nishikawa (西川美和, Nishikawa Miwa, born July 8, 1974 in Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima) is a Japanese director and screenwriter. Nishikawa has received a degree in literature at the University of Waseda. After working on several independent films as well as catching the eye of Hirokazu Kore’eda, her film making career set off with her first film, Wild Berries, winning the award for best screenplay at the Mainichi Film Award. In addition to her film making career, Nishikawa has also written a book titled The Long Excuse. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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