My Little Sweet Pea

Synopsis: Since her father died, Mugiko lives with her older brother. Her mother Ayako left home when Mugiko was little. Mugiko has not heard from her mother since that time. But one day, her mother Ayako comes back. Mugiko has mixed feelings with her mother's sudden appearance again, while Ayako hides the fact that she is gravely ill.
95 min


We've really never met?

I swear I've seen you before

Oh, you're a celebrity?

No, I'm not


I feel there must be something

Okay, your change is 80 yen

Are you available?

Yeah, go ahead

Door's closing


Where to?

Um.. Inn

Oh, Yahatahama Inn. Got it

[another way to read the same kanji]


What? Eh? Huh? Fr-

In front! Front front front front front!



Are you alright?



Give me a break

Sorry, it's all a joke!

This isn't a joke at all

Hey, are you alright?


My nose is..

It's just running

I think I'm fine

I'm really sorry

You look just like someone I knew a long time ago

Hey, Kacchan

Do you remember Saiko-chan?

Eh? Who's that?

Oh, right, you were still pretty little back then

Your nose is bleeding


Imo-san.. you made my nose bleed

Well.. I'm going to go


I think it was about 30 years ago

What I was saying before

She looked just like you

This girl named Akaike Saiko-chan

Hey, Saiko-chan


She was cute just like you

She put everyone in a daze

So, what if that Saiko was.. this person




Use your brain, dammit

Sorry, sorry

Sorry sorry

What did you mean?

Saiko.. she might be my mother


Again, FRONT!


I see

Saiko-chan's dead..

Wait, so you're her daughter?


No wonder you look like her

What was your name?


What did you say?


Mu - gi - ko

My Little Sweet Pea Mugiko-san to

I'm telling you to go home

You don't have to tell me like that



Mugi, go in

Please don't come again


Who was that?

The old lady

The old lady?

Our mother, of course

Eh? What?

You don't remember?

You were little, so it makes sense

But she's our old lady

Eh? EH?

What? Is it bothering you?

Not really

What's up with her..

She hasn't contacted us for years

Now she wants to live with us

She's ignored us too much

She's not someone to be concerned about

I'm not

Is that so

Well, it's been 3 years since dad died

I've been trying to get us by in this place

I'm thankful



I'm basically your dad at the moment

That's like a mother

So, it's fine, isn't it? We don't need her


You're doing fine

I'm really thankful


Really, though

It's pretty difficult

Out of my small salary..

Our rent is 90,000 yen

Then there's heating and electricity

And I'm paying for the food

I get it

I'm truly thankful

Truth is, I want to drink at nicer places

But since you're here

I'm going to pretty cheap places

I already said I'm thankful

Ohhh, I got it Megu-chan

You like Shun-kun, right?

What? Why would I?

There's no way I'd fall for a guy like him

Plus we're siblings

There's no room for love



Forget it!

Delete it from your memory!

Got it!

Put it in the recycle bin

Aaand click!


Close, real close

"Ohhh, I got it Megu-chan"

"You like Shun-kun, right?"

"What? Why would I?"

"There's no way I'd fall for a guy like him"

"Plus we're siblings"



"Forget it!"

"Delete it from your memory!"

"Got it!"

"Put it in the recycle bin"

"Aaand click!"


"That was close"





You've gotten big, Mugi-chan

You really look like the old-

What was this 'business'?

I think you've heard from your brother


I also don't want to live with you


But your dad isn't around

Isn't life hard for you?

We can get by without your aid

I see..

The truth is..

I've lost work, and can't live the life I'd been leading anymore

I think it'd be better for us all if we lived together

What are you talking about?

Why do we have to care for your lifestyle?

I don't get it

Yeah, I guess

How about you do something about it yourself?

My brother is working his hardest

We're doing fine with what we have

I'm sorry


But what?

If you want to save money by living with us

Give it up

No, not that

It'll be hard for me to make payments if this goes on


Your brother hasn't told you?


I've been paying 150,000 yen every month

Ever since your dad died

To help with your expenses

Why didn't you tell me about the money?


Always acting like I'm this huge bother

We've basically been living thanks to her!


I thought it was a bit strange

With your small pay

Still playing Pachinko

and buying expensive leather coats


I've been paying my own way, too

Huh? 150,000 yen every month, right?

We're not living like we have that much at all

Paying your own way?

You've just been playing

Okay, lets talk about this later

We have to do something about her for now

I've been been enduring it for a long time

Your dad never got over his drinking habits or his constant cheating

A couple is normally just a man and a woman, right?

That has nothing to do with us

It doesn't change that you tossed us aside

How long are you going to be like that?

Start being honest with yourself!

I didn't intend to toss you aside

You didn't want to see us fighting all the time, did you?

You could have come to see us after breaking up, then

I'm sorry

I did want to see you

I didn't really want to see you


Stop it

Open your heart to me!

I'm going to be honest

I haven't thought about you even once since you left

Onii-chan, you're an idiot! Idiot idiot idiot!

Just die!

Mugi, that's too loud

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Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida (吉田恵輔, Yoshida Keisuke) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His film Raw Summer won the Fantastic Off-Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the 2006 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. more…

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