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Directed byKaze Shindō
Written byKaze Shindō
Produced byChikako Nakabayashi
Yukio Watanabe
Kazutoshi Wadakura
StarringChinatsu Okuno
CinematographyKoji Kanaya
Edited byYukio Watanabe
Music byKenichiro Isoda
Distributed byTsunku Town Films
Release date
  • June 1, 2000 (2000-06-01)
Running time
78 minutes

Love/Juice is a 2000 Japanese film directed by Kaze Shindō. This is the debut feature film for Shindō (granddaughter of Kaneto Shindo).[1][2]

Love/Juice received the Wolfgang Staudte Prize for Best Film at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.[3][4]


Twenty-something lesbian Chinatsu shares a one-bedroom apartment with heterosexual Kyoko. Although Chinatsu and Kyoko have a passing attraction, Kyoko is mostly interested in men, especially one who tends the fish in a pet store, who despite her efforts, doesn't seem to be interested in her.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Mika Okuno as Chinatsu
  • Chika Fujimura as Kyoko
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima as Sakamoto
  • Toshiya Nagasawa


  1. ^ Sharp, Jasper (20 March 2001). "Love / Juice". Midnight Eye. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ "In a Similar Vein". Philadelphia Weekly. July 11, 2001. Archived from the original on 20 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  3. ^ "51. Berlinale Winners". n-tv (in German). 18 February 2001. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Chereau's explicit Intimacy wins Berlin top prize". Screen Daily. 18 February 2001. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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