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Village of Dreams (1996)

Eno nakano bokuno mura (original title)
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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Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Toshie
Hôsei Komatsu ...
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Tokuko Sugiyama ...
Grandmother
Kôichi Ueda ...
Iwata, Principal
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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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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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13 July 1996 (Japan)  »

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Global Story Tuned Down To One Lovely Japanese Village
15 March 2005 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

The Music is a very pleasant adaptation of Western Medieaval tunes.

The Magic Realism which Latin America has laid somewhat of a claim to, is lovely used here, of course giving a 'true' Japanese touch to the supernatural stuff.

The scenery and imagery is breathtaking !! And the twin boys, who's story this is, are a delight.

Mama plays great too, and the director has a gentle and good touch for all the other kids, which means he is a fine craftsman.

Soft, laid back, nostalgic and utterly charming, this story is a heartwarming winner, and can't be recommended enough !! What an enormous pleasure !


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