Original Title: Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi
Year: 1991, Japan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Subtitles (.srt): English, Italian, Spanish
Shigeru (Maki), a hearing-impaired sanitation worker, finds a broken surf board in a pile of garbage. He decides to mend the board and hit the beach. Shigeru anxiously attempts to catch a wave, unaware of the local's heckles and laughter. With the help of his girlfriend Takako (bearing the same hearing impairment), a local surf shop owner, and a large amount of determination, Shigeru goes on to become a first rate surfer and wins acceptance with the local beach crowd.