MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 57,873 this week

Letter from the Mountain (2002)
"Amida-do dayori" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  5 October 2002 (Japan)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 109 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 792 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 214 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 1973 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 813 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Letter from the Mountain (2002)

Letter from the Mountain (2002) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Letter from the Mountain.
6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his ... See full summary »

Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa
Madadayo (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisashi Igawa
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi
Dreams (1990)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi
High and Low (1963)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Jô Odagiri
Musuko (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masatoshi Nagase, Emi Wakui
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baishô, Takako Matsu
Tokyo Family (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Edit

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
...
Shigenaga Koda
Hidetaka Yoshioka ...
Dr. Nakamura
Edit

Storyline

An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Letter from the Mountain  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$128,121 (Japan) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$929,976 (Japan) (25 October 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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 ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice philosophy
20 December 2003 | by (JAPAN) – See all my reviews

Amida do dayori is a sweet movie. For me , who's living in Japan , i can tell you it can give you a different opinion about Japan , and about japanese culture .

It shows a lot of cultural events in Japan without explaining them. The pictures are so nice

The biggest point of watching that movie is the life philosophy it'll bring you . Positive vibrations are everywhere , in every country , You gotta watch out for these one !

I'm not gonna tell you about the plot and the acting as i'm pretty bad to explain myself clearly ( I'm french ) .

This movie is definitely one of the best for me , i don't often write a comment about a movie and rarely rent a movie twice in a week.

Take care my friends and may this movie guide our hearts in a way to love others and ourselves .


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Letter from the Mountain (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?