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April Story (1998)

Shigatsu monogatari (original title)
In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she's very lonely and finds out people aren't anywhere near as friendly like she'd hoped.

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Nireno, Uzuki
Seiichi Tanabe ...
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Kaori Fujii ...
Kitao, Teruko
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Saeko Sono
Kazuhiko Kato ...
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Ken Mitsuishi ...
Salaryman Fu no Otoko
Yôsuke Eguchi ...
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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 ...
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Tsunekazu Umeda ...
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In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she's very lonely and finds out people aren't anywhere near as friendly like she'd hoped. Written by davidrf

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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
Music by Johannes Brahms
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exquisite Asia-type love story
23 March 2006 | by (China) – See all my reviews

the plot is quite simple:a Hokkaido's girl enters a Tokyo's university cause the man she unrequited love with is also in Tokyo. As an Asian,this movie make me reflect lots of my adolescence. there are 2 scenes are my favorites 1:girl with neighbor (the loneliness of the modern citizen) 2:the umbrella-borrow (Nireno is really pure)

PS the film's name which translate 'story about April' in Chinese make me think another film 'pieces of April'also is a great film

all in all if you want to relax for a easy plot movie it's a nice choice

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