Begging for Love

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Begging for Love
Begging for Love DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover for Begging for Love (1998)
Directed by Hideyuki Hirayama[1]
Produced by Tadamichi Abe
Sadatoshi Fujimine
Hideyuki Takai
Written by Harumi Shimoda (novel)
Wui Sin Chong (screenplay)
Starring Mieko Harada
Cinematography Kozo Shibazaki
Edited by Akimasa Kawashima
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 26 September 1998 (1998-09-26)
Running time
135 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Begging for Love (愛を乞うひと?, Ai o Kou Hito) is a 1998 Japanese film directed by Hideyuki Hirayama. It was Japan's submission to the 71st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3] It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[4]


2017 Television Drama remake[edit]

A television special drama (tanpatsu) remake, starring Ryoko Shinohara, Alice Hirose, Takaya Kamikawa and Rio Suzuki was broadcast on NTV on 11 January 2017.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Infobox data from 愛を乞うひと (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Archived from the original on 5 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-16.  and Ai o kou hito (1998) at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Awards for Ai o kou hito (1998)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 

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