Hush!

The film is about a Japanese girl who meets a couple of gay lovers at a restaurant and they lend her their umbrella to shelter her from the pouring rain. But then she becomes obsessed with a strange idea. She is not interested in love or romance or marriage or a one night stand. All she wants is a sample of semen from one of the gay guys so that she can make a baby. A baby is her one desire in life and her desire is so strong she unashamedly puts her request to them.

hush--2Basically a melodramatic comedy about two gay men, an unbalanced woman, and a baby. Naoya is a soft-spoken, easygoing gay man who runs a pet store with his overbearing mother. After years of one-night stands and failed relationships, Noaya finally meets someone he likes at his favorite gay club, the handsome though closeted Katsuhiro, who works as an engineer.

Though at first the two seem to be quite happy, Katsuhiro’s reluctance to come out to his traditionally minded parents throws a damper on their budding relationship. One of their arguments is overheard in a noodle shop by Asako, a beautiful though unbalanced lass who spends much of her twenties either on the psychologist’s couch or having promiscuous sex. When the doctor recommends to her parents that she be sterilized, she has her own ideas.

She decides that smart, kind, and well-dressed Katsuhiro would be the perfect father for her child, and she asks him if he would be her sperm donor. Naoya is initially dead set against the idea, but slowly Asako manages to win him over. Meanwhile, Katsuhiro starts to open up to his family.

(Source: imdb.com; allmovie.com)

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Original Title: Hush!

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Language:  Japanese

Country:  Japan

Category:  Comedy

Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi

Stars: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe

Run time:  135 min

Release:  2001

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