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19 October 1991 (Japan) See more »
The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Takeshi Kitano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Kitano  written by

Produced by
Masayuki Mori .... producer
Takio Yoshida .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Hisaishi 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Kitano 
Art Direction by
Osamu Sasaki 
Makeup Department
Mikiko Hayama .... makeup artist
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michizô Kitô .... assistant director
Sound Department
Senji Horiuchi .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Hitoshi Takaya .... gaffer
Music Department
Suminobu Hamada .... music engineer
Joe Hisaishi .... conductor (uncredited)
Joe Hisaishi .... music arranger (uncredited)
Joe Hisaishi .... music programmer (uncredited)
Joe Hisaishi .... musician: piano/keyboards (uncredited)
Joe Hisaishi .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Masatsugu Shinozaki .... musician (violin) (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi" - Japan (original title)
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101 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in A Side, B Side, Sea Side (2005)See more »


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The silence is beautiful and poetic, 25 November 2002
Author: jowang

The silence is beautiful and poetic. The wave of the sea is the heartbeats of the hearing-impaired young couple, that only the people with beautiful mind can hear. The audience view the story from a distance but is consciously involved with things go. This is the best film from Japanese comedian/director Takeshi Kitano.

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