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A man is shocked to find out that after a deadly car accident involving his wife and daughter, his wife died, but her mind somehow got transfered into their daughter's body.

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Ryôko Hirosue ...
Monami Sugita / Naoko Sugita
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Heisuke Sugita
Ken Kaneko ...
Fumio Kajikawa
Yuriko Ishida ...
Taeko Hashimoto
Hideaki Itô ...
Haruki Soma
Tomoe Shinohara ...
Kuniko Kimura
Kayoko Kishimoto ...
Naoko Sugita
Rie Shibata ...
Kazuko Yoshimoto
Ren Ohsugi ...
Hiroyuki Kajikawa
Hatsuo Yamaya ...
Naoko Sugita
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A man is shocked to find out that after a deadly car accident involving his wife and daughter, his wife died, but her mind somehow got transfered into their daughter's body.

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Tenshi no tameiki
Performed by Mariya Takeuchi
Music and Lyrics by Mariya Takeuchi
Produced and Composed by Tatsurô Yamashita
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Bring your handkerchief and see it at least twice
25 September 1999 | by (Tokyo JAPAN) – See all my reviews

A traffic accident killed Heisuke (Kaoru Kobayashi)'s wife Naoko (Kayoko Kishimoto), while his highschool-student daughter Monami (Ryoko Hirosue) survived. Actually the survived was his wife's soul in his daughter's body... The story tells their twisted love and life.

The picture is very beautiful, delicate, and touching. It keeps me crying during the viewing. It was great for a guy-who-read-the-novel-already that the movie duplicates most of storylines, scenes and quotes from the novel it is based on. The scenes are just as I imagined. Ryoko Hirosue did it great as the daughter/wife-in-daughter double cast.

I recommend you to see it twice at least. On second viewing (after knowing the final twist) you can feel what Naoko felt in the film, and it will make you cry much more than the first viewing.

I voted 10/10.


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