Academy Award-nominee for Best Documentary. A powerful story of love, creativity and sacrifice, Cutie and the Boxer explores the chaotic 40-year relationship between famed “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his supportive wife, Noriko. Once a rising star on the Manhattan art scene, Ushio now struggles to reinvigorate his career, while Noriko begins to shed her role as his assistant by finding her own artistic success.

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3.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings


Critics Consensus: A beautifully-made documentary that explores the challenges and richness of both marriage and art through the lens of a fascinating and complex couple.

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