- 110 min
- Directed by: Naoko Ogigami
- Cast: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Maho Yamada, Kei Tanaka, Katsuya Kobayashi
- Language: Japanese
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This engaging comedy probes the loneliness beneath the decorous surface of contemporary Japan. Every day Sayoko pushes a cart along a river, renting out cats to lonely people in order to fill the empty spaces in their hearts. Somehow Sayoko herself, though she has no trouble attracting felines, has a hard time finding human love. 'A film made for cat lovers that will no doubt win over the hearts of anyone who's ever felt a yearning for unconditional companionship'. (Patrick Gamble, Cine-Vue).
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Rent-a-Cat21 Jun 2012
Charming but occasionally repetitive comedy from Japan
Sayoko (Mikako Ichikawa) has a knack for attracting cats. She has so many around her house that she starts renting them out to lonely fellow citizens in need of a little companionship. What nobody knows about Sayoko (except for her exceptionally blunt…
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