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Village of Dreams (1996)
"Eno nakano bokuno mura" (original title)

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Tells of the childhood of two 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, ... 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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Tokuko Sugiyama ...
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Tells of the childhood of two 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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a very wonderful film
19 July 2002 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is a truly marvelous little film. The world as seen through the eyes of young Japanese twin boys in a post-war rural village. Full of drama and humor, as well as magical criticism from a trio of old women. Not only an intimate look at childhood but at Japanese life as well. An excellent film.


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