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Film

High Kick Girl!

Country

Japan

Director

Fuyuhiko Nishi

Year

2009

Cast

Rina Takeda, Tatsuya Naka, Ryuki Takahashi

Details

Colour 81 mins

A schoolgirl who only thinks of Karate as being about winning fights gets involved with a criminal gang of fighters. She has to be rescued and reformed by her sensei (teacher) who leads her back onto the straight and narrow.

This may not be an ambitious or profound piece of film-making but it is a great example of the genre. A film I don't mind re-watching. The actors (including the female lead Rina Takeda) genuinely know karate.