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Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

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Miyoko Akaza ...
Keiko Murata
Tomoyo Harada ...
Mari Katsuragi
Wakaba Irie ...
Madame Hiroko
Shigeru Izumiya ...
Taichi Watanabe
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Yoshimi Aoyama
Kayo Matsuo ...
Mitsuko Katsuragi
Tori Miki ...
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Tôru Minegishi ...
Yuuichi Fukaya
Hideo Murota ...
Kyuzo Nishio
Maiko Ogawa ...
Fukuko Yamamoto
Nobuko Otowa ...
Tei Ishikawa
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Yukihiro Takahashi ...
Jirô Katsuragi
Ryôichi Takayanagi ...
Tarô Watanabe
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The Island Closest to Heaven  »

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A young girl goes to a tropic island on a soul searching mission
21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mari Katsuragi (Tomoyo Harada) is a high school student in downtown Tokyo. She tells her mother that she wants to go visit New Caledonia to fulfill a promise with her late father who told her about the island closest to heaven, that one day they will go there together. She embarks on a group tour to New Caledonia where she meets Yuuichi Fukaya an older man who is somewhat of a playboy. Mari tells Yuuichi that she's searching for the island closest to heaven her father told her about. Yuuichi takes her around the island but Mari isn't convinced that this is the place her father mentioned. But through various adventures and being met with local people's warmth she discovers where the real island closest to heaven resides.


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