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[DVD] My Secret Cache (aka: The Secret Garden / Region-All)
[DVD] My Secret Cache (aka: The Secret Garden / Region-All)
[DVD] My Secret Cache (aka: The Secret Garden / Region-All)
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Product Description
Korean Title: Bimil-eui Hwa-won
Starring: Naomi Nishida, Go Riju
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi 
Studio: Woori Entertainment
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama

About This DVD

Sakiko (Nishida Naomi), the heroine of My Secret Cache, loves money. Most of us do, too, but Sakiko is a bit single-minded in her affection. After all, when asked out for dinner, she usually just responds, "Why not give me the money you'll spend instead?" So when Sakiko is kidnapped by bank robbers along with 500 million yen in cash and survives a car crash where the robbers die and the loot is lost in an unknown, watery grotto, it is not surprising that the recovery of all the loot for herself becomes Sakiko's all-consuming obsession.

Dismissed by all who think the money burned in the inferno of the crash, Sakiko stops at nothing to find that cash-filled cave. She goes through exam hell to enter a university geology department that knows that area best. She wins any sports contest she enters to secure its cash prize so she can finance her search. Sakiko will even lie, cheat and steal to get her hands on that hidden treasure.

Films in the vein of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World would reproach her for such greed and avarice, but director Yaguchi Shinobu's slightly skewed gaze is much gentler. Money gives meaning and direction to Sakiko's life--it makes her endearing in her persistence, resourcefulness, and consistency. It even helps her do the impossible, even if it's just for money.

It also becomes the driving force behind the delightful comedy, My Secret Cache, a kind of vectoral progression running through the film similar to that in Yaguchi's other works. The high-school heroine of his debut feature, Down the Drain ("Hadashi no pikunikku," 1992), was also propelled in a straight line, only hers was incessantly downward as one trick of fate after another hurled her further and further into utter degradation.

But whereas she became victim of the downward velocity of that relentless black comedy, Cache's Sakiko takes that vectoricity and makes it her own. And despite falling down more times than one can count, her progression is ultimately upward, bringing good fortune to herself and to others in her wake. My Secret Cache is a much lighter film than Down the Drain. It is rhythmically woven with a pleasant artificiality epitomized by the intentionally campy special effects. Every shot seems posed and many of Yaguchi's hilarious gags stand alone as independent theatrical sketches.

Audio Format: DD 2.0 Stereo, DD 1.0 Mono
Video Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Korean, Japanese
Country Made: Japan
Region Code: ALL
Year Made: 1997
Running Time: 83 / 59
Special Features: - Commentary by Director & Casts
- Teaser(s)
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Trailers of films directed by Shinobu Yaguchi
- Stills gallery (43 cuts)
- Poster Images (5)
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