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Chirin no suzu (1978)

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An innocent lamb learns about life and death when he seeks revenge upon the wolf who slaughtered his mother.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Akira Kamiya ...
Grown Chirin (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Wolf (voice)
Minori Matsushima ...
Chirin (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
Mom (voice)
Sandra Snow ...
Chirin's Mother (voice)
Hitoshi Takagi ...
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A baby lamb named Chirin is living an idyllic life on a farm with many other sheep. Chirin is very adventurous and tends to get lost, so he wears a bell around his neck so that his mother can always find him. His mother warns Chirin that he must never venture beyond the fence surrounding the farm, because a huge black wolf lives in the mountains and loves to eat sheep. Chirin is too young and naive to take the advice to heart, until one night the wolf enters the barn and is prepared to kill Chirin, but at the last moment the lamb's mother throws herself in the way and is killed instead. The wolf leaves, and Chirin is horrified to see his mother's body. Unable to understand why his mother was killed, he becomes very angry and swears that he will go into the mountains and kill the wolf. Written by anonymous

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11 March 1978 (Japan)  »

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Ringing Bell  »

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Originally released theatrically as a double feature with The Mouse and His Child (1977) in Japan. See more »

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Narrator: [final lines] The Snow feel for days without letting up, covering the ground with a smooth white blanket. Whatever happened on that mountain, whatever happened in that meadow, was covered up without a trace to remind those who had witnessed it. And later, some claimed to remember Chirin as a lamb, others said he was a spirit from the mountain. But they were too wrapped up with their own lives to worry about it for long. And one night during a terrible blizzard, the gentle sound of a bell was ...
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Outstanding but not generally for children
10 September 2013 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Purchased this film many years ago maybe on Beta.It's been misplaced so I haven't seen it for quite awhile.My children had watched it before I ever did.Since they use to sing a song from it I was really expecting some kind of cute movie,no way.It was really surprising how dark and serious this film was.The filming didn't meet up to the animation standards of other films but it gripped the viewers attention.There are no laughs in this film.My children didn't watch it with me as it had already made them cry.As adults they still talk about how sad it was.Anyone that let's their child view this movie takes a chance on upsetting them.


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