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April Story (1998)
"Shigatsu monogatari" (original title)

 -  Romance  -  14 March 1998 (Japan)
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In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she is asked to reveal why she wanted to go there in the first place.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takako Matsu ...
Nireno, Uzuki
Seiichi Tanabe ...
Yamazaki
Kaori Fujii ...
Kitao, Teruko
Rumi ...
Saeko Sono
Kazuhiko Kato ...
Kato
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Salaryman Fu no Otoko
Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Tatsuya Ishii ...
Akechi Mitsuhide
Masatô Ibu ...
Saito Toshizo
Yoshiro Matsumoto ...
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Noriko Fujima ...
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Somegorô Ichikawa ...
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Kio Matsumoto ...
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Sansei Shiomi ...
Shoji
Tsunekazu Umeda ...
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In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she is asked to reveal why she wanted to go there in the first place. Written by Anonymous

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In the opening scene, the family who are seeing off Takako Matsu's character are the actress' real family. They include her father Koshiro Matsumoto, a film and kabuki actor; mother Noriko Matsumoto, a former actress; brother Ichikawa Zengoro VII, a kabuki actor and her elder sister Kiyo Matsumoto. See more »

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References A River Runs Through It (1992) See more »

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HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 5 F-SHARP MINOR
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A beautiful story
3 September 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Shigatsu monogatari" (aka April Story), is one of those rare films which concentrates deeply on the feelings and personality of a character. Takako Matsu displays brilliant acting as Uzuki Mireno, a university student who experiences life on her own. The film shows the ups and downs of Takako's life at university. Despite the fact that I am an action fan and that the movie has a "strange" ending, this film did not fail to please and entertain me. I highly recommend this film for people into quiet, beautiful and emotional films.


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