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I'm not a native English speaker, I'm not gonna irritate the movie.
This is my favorite movie of all time. I've watched it for ten times or more. It is simple, no trick, no extra adornment. Both the story and the scenery in Hokkaido will purify my mind, and they give me warmth at the time when I am most alone. There is no "bad people" in this movie. It's just natural. People are kind, hard-working, willing to help. This movie was produced in 1980. Maybe it was a golden time for the development of Hokkaido. There were beautiful farms, crops, animals, and hopes that would make people beautiful.
Although I've never been to Japan, this movie alone is enough for me to long for Japan. This is the kind of beauty I appreciate from Japanese movies, literature and paintings. Maybe it's a distant cry from the blue mountains, over the vigorous fields, but it is so close to my heart.
I really love this movie, it's not a style for everyone, I just want to write some thing in my mind.
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