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Village of Dreams (1996)

Eno nakano bokuno mura (original title)
Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly ... See full summary »

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Mizue Tashima (mother)
Keigo Matsuyama ...
Seizo Tashima
Shogo Matsuyama ...
Yukihiko Tashima
Kyôzô Nagatsuka ...
Kenzo Tashima (father)
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Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Toshie
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Grandfather
Tokuko Sugiyama ...
Grandmother
Kôichi Ueda ...
Iwata, Principal
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Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three mysterious spirits in the form of old women. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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boy | village | twin | school | childhood | See All (117) »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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13 July 1996 (Japan)  »

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Local color of late 1940s rural Japan - not bad, not great
30 December 2001 | by (Durham, NC (USA)) – See all my reviews

This is a film about two (very naughty but cute!) twins growing up in the post-World War II Japan countryside. The brothers grow up to become artists, one in Kyoto and the other in Tokyo, and the film is their reflection back on their early school days growing up, around ages 8-10 and living in a sylvan country village. I didn't find the film (which I just saw on video) to be captivating, but it was perhaps worth watching to enjoy a bit of local color and get a sense of what late 1940s rural Japan might have been like. --Dilip 12/30/2001


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