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Letter from the Mountain (2002)

Amida-do dayori (original title)
An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Akira Terao ...
Takao Ueda
Kanako Higuchi ...
Michiko Ueda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shoji Arano
Hisashi Igawa ...
Sayuri's father
Kyôko Kagawa
Tanie Kitabayashi ...
Oume
Manami Konishi ...
Sayuri
Yasuhiko Naito
Yoko Shioya ...
Tanabe
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Shigenaga Koda
Hidetaka Yoshioka ...
Dr. Nakamura
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An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

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5 October 2002 (Japan)  »

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Letter from the Mountain  »

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Oume: When it rains and I can't get around much, I don't sleep very well.
Takao Ueda: What do you do then?
Oume: Then I just listen to the water flowing over there and imagine that I was water, too. I think of myself just flowing along, and suddenly there I am asleep.
Oume: When you turn to water, where do you flow to?
Oume: Well, I flow with the water ... way, way, far away ... and about time I'm thinking I've reached the sea, there I am asleep.
Michiko Ueda: We hear the sound of the river every night, but I don't feel like that.
Oume: You're both ...
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life is beautiful
5 July 2003 | by (Yokohama, Japan) – See all my reviews

A couple moves to husband's home village, where he was born as a son of a farmer. Husband is a novelist who won an award ten years ago, but since then nothing has been printed. Wife was a doctor of a leading edge hospital in Tokyo, but had been so busy that she had a panic disorder. In the village she works as an only doctor in the village. This movie describes how the couple are "healed" in this village community, particularly "Oume-san", a 96 years old woman living in a tiny temple of Amitabha Buddha, and Sayuri, a young woman who lost voice but writes for Oume-san. Actual lead is Oume-san. She is lively, frank, hardworking, and simple. This is a story of Oume-san, and the life in beautiful four seasons in Japanese village. The plot is fairly simple, except death of the teacher Kouda and healing of Sayuri. The movie seems to tell a single message through these contrasted episodes.


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