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Directed by Kunitoshi Manda
Produced by Takenori Sento
Written by Kunitoshi Manda
Tamami Manda
Starring Yoko Moriguchi
Shunsuke Matsuoka
Tōru Nakamura
Music by Kenji Kawai
Cinematography Akiko Ashizawa
Edited by Shuichi Kakesu
Release date
  • May 25, 2001 (2001-05-25) (Japan)
Running time
117 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Unloved is a 2001 Japanese romance film directed by Kunitoshi Manda, starring Yoko Moriguchi, Shunsuke Matsuoka and Tōru Nakamura. It won the Grand Rail d'Or prize and the Future Talent prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Mitsuko (Yoko Moriguchi), a young woman, becomes involved with Hiroshi (Shunsuke Matsuoka), a poor young man who lives her downstairs, and Eiji (Tōru Nakamura), a rich entrepreneur.



Jonathan Crow of Allmovie gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and said, "Unloved is uninvolving and overly talky."[2] David Stratton of the Variety magazine said, "[Moriguchi] gives a good performance as the exacting heroine, while Nakamura and Matsuoka lend solid support as the two wildly contrasted guys."[3]


  1. ^ "Parallel section and other prizes". Screen Daily. May 22, 2001. 
  2. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Unloved (2001)". Allmovie. 
  3. ^ Stratton, David (May 14, 2001). "Unloved - Film Reviews". Variety. 

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