Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.
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This was such a bitter sweet film. As much as I was not fond of the ending it was so raw and real. Life is honestly just like that sometimes. The reality was harsh, but beautiful in its own way. The main character, Mitchiko, is so vulgur, hard-core,yet still loveable. When she and the young girl, Hanna, meet and their destiny's merge, they develop a life long friendship. This is anime is also very unique. I... read more