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The Firefly (2001)

Hotaru (original title)
A Japanese love story that takes place during World War 2. It follows a young Japanese man who goes to war and tries to stay connected to his true love.

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Yamaoka Shûji
Yûko Tanaka ...
Yamaoka Tomoko
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Takemoto
Ryûji Harada ...
Tetsuo
Takami Mizuhashi ...
Fujieda
Ayako Kobayashi ...
Otsuka Hisako
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Nakajima
Hisashi Igawa ...
Fujieda Youji
Tomoko Naraoka ...
Yamamoto Tomiko
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Ogata
Renji Ishibashi ...
Yamazaki
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Kaneyama
Yûko Fueki ...
Young Tomoko Yamaoka
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Shinri Kai
Takashi Kikuchi
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A Japanese love story that takes place during World War 2. It follows a young Japanese man who goes to war and tries to stay connected to his true love.

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27 May 2001 (Japan)  »

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Nominated in all 13 categories at the 2002 Japanese Academy Awards, but won nothing. See more »

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Life in the couple
23 February 2003 | by (Yokohama, Japan) – See all my reviews

The key concept came up to me from the film is "life". Husband survived due to unwanted accidental landing from the suicide attack of "Kamikaze" in WW2 where the nation treated young lives as consumables. Wife has been depending her life on artificial dialysis for years. Both have something special in terms of "life", and respect them each other. The acting performances of Takakura Ken and Tanaka Yuko are outstanding. Unfortunately, others perform poorly. Some episodes, the stowaways for example, are meaningless. I rate 7 of 10.


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