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Love Letter (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 July 1998 (USA)
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When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a man they knew.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miho Nakayama ...
Itsuki Fujii / Hiroko Watanabe
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Akiba Shigeru
Bunjaku Han ...
Female itsuki's mother
Katsuyuki Shinohara ...
Female itsuki's grandfather
Miki Sakai ...
Itsuki Fujii as a young girl
Takashi Kashiwabara ...
Male itsuki fujii
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Abekasu
Emiko Nagata ...
Harumi
Kaori Oguri ...
Suzumi
Naoki Gotô ...
Ootomo
Toshiya Sakai ...
Driver
Keiichi Suzuki ...
Male itsuki's father
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Female itsuki's father
Hiroshi Kanbe ...
Haruo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariko Kaga ...
Male itsuki's mother
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Storyline

Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old school address. Surprisingly she receives a reply, not from the dead Itsuki, but from a woman with the same name whom had known Hiroko's fiancé in school. A relationship develops between the two women as they continue to exchange letters and share memories of the dead Itsuki. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

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SGD 54,500 (Singapore) (10 September 1999)
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Itsuki works in the Otaru library in the film. The building used for both exterior and interior library scenes was originally an office of the Nippon Yusen Co. Ltd., a major shipping company. This two-story European Renaissance stone structure was completed in October, 1906, and shortly after its completion, the commission to determine the Russo-Japanese border on Sakhalin Island met in the second floor meeting room in accordance with the Portsmouth Treaty following the conflict between the two countries. The building was bought by the city of Otaru in 1955 and became a museum. In March, 1969 it was designated as a National Heritage Structure due to being an important late Meiji period stone structure. See more »

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Male itsuki fujii: [Checking out books from the female Itsuki in the school libray. The male Itsuki holds up five checkout cards that he has been the first to sign like a poker hand. He speaks in English] Fujii Itsuki straight flush.
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Incredible!
4 October 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I didn't find any part of it boring! The only regret of mine is that I have not seen this film in the cinema. Instead I watched it on vcd. Nevertheless, the beautiful shots came through, and the story all the more touching.

May sound silly that identical girls are related to the same man. But in fact, you wouldn't have any trouble identifying which girl is which, because they are so "different". One is sad and soft-spoken, the other humorous and tomboyish.

A light and funny show, and you'll sigh when it's over and hope it isn't yet. The ending is the climax, you'll love it!

Wonderful performance by Nagayama Miho! She speaks a few simple words (won't tell you what words) and I felt like crying, not because it was sad.

Believe me, watch it and smile for the rest of the week as you recall those "high school days".


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