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Take Me To A Ski Resort
Takes You to the Bubble Boom Times
Date:20, May, 2020
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Take Me To A Ski Resort is a Japanese film released in 1987 November, which Harada Tomoyo starred. If you are interested in neither Harada Tomoyo nor Japan's bubble economy, I guess you need not watch the film. In other words, it is surely worth seeing when you are kind of interested.

Do you remember how it was going in 1987 November? I don't, since I was just 3 years old at the time when it was released. I suppose you could see dark clouds hanging over the world. In 1987 October, they got a stock market crash called Black Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suddenly fell 508 points (22.6%) in the US, and the shock extended to other nations.

What did it bring to Japan? In fact, Japanese people were hardly damaged economically. Japan had been covered by the bubble economy 1986 to 1991. Land prices had skyrocketed in urban areas like Tokyo, they almost enjoyed the boom without paying attention to the end of the prosperous days. Maybe most of them weren't aware of their being in a boom. Anyway, it means that Japanese economy had the power to drive back the Black Monday's shock at the time.

Watching Take Me To A Ski Resort, you will know how rich they were in 1987 Japan. It is a love story of the youngsters. Harada Tomoyo is a Japanese actress born in 1967 November, and played Ikegami Yu a gal who worked at an office. Yu casually meets a handsome guy played by Mikami Hiroshi at a ski resort. He works for a trading company she also belongs to, in fact. He falls in love with her at his first sight, but he can't woo well for being shy. She doesn't dislike him, but fobs him off. What will they do after all?

Their lifestyle shows how rich they were in 1987. They formally worked for a trading company, hardly ate convenience foods, possessed Toyota Celica. It shows that Japanese youngsters were almost richer than recent ones. Well, Needless to say, they didn't have several things which we usually have today, like smart phones. It looks like it doesn't matter, however. Being richer doesn't mean being happier. And I am sure the film certainly shows us the difference between 1987 and 2020.

How do youngsters do in a boom? The film still teaches.

about Take Me To A Ski Resort

・Directed by Baba Yasuo
・Written by Isshiki Nobuyuki
・Produced by Mitsui Yasushi
・Distributed by Toho
・Released on November 21, 1987
・Running Time: 98 minutes





 

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