★★★★★ “One of the loveliest documentaries of the year  The Evening Standard
★★★★ “Adroitly weaves together the personal and the political  The Guardian
★★★★ A heartwarming portrait of a relationship thriving against the odds”  Total Film
★★★★ “A fascinating look at the Japanese legal system through the eyes of two lovable rogues  Little White Lies
★★★★ “A rich, idiosyncratic and amusing character study”  Time Out
★★★★ Life Affirming”  The I
Love will win in the end  The Japan Times
Impassioned and insightful  Screen


Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Film
Hong Kong International Film Festival – Firebird Award for Best Documentary
Nippon Connection – Japanese Film Festival – Special Mention – The Nippon Visions Jury
Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Best Documentary nominee


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