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Shara (2003)

Sharasôju (original title)
The Aso family live in the old town of Nara. One Day, Kei, one of the Aso's twin boys suddenly disappears. Five years later seventeen-year old Shun, the remaining twin, is an art student. ... See full summary »

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Yuka Hyyoudo ...
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Katsuhisa Namase ...
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Kanako Higuchi ...
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The Aso family live in the old town of Nara. One Day, Kei, one of the Aso's twin boys suddenly disappears. Five years later seventeen-year old Shun, the remaining twin, is an art student. He now has to move forward with his life, together with his childhood friend, Yu. Written by JeanH

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The moving beauty of rain on the parade
2 May 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Ten years ago, the brother of the then seven year old Shun disappeared without a trace. Today, every member of the family, Shun, his father and mother, lives with the trauma and deals with the loss in their own way.

Shara is a movie with an intimate knowledge of grief: it understands how it never really goes away but stays with you like background noise, sometimes inaudible, sometimes shattering.

It's a slow film and director Kawase takes time to let her camera linger on these characters going through their daily routines, but the viewer's patience is rewarded with a festival scene which is beautiful, sublime and extremely moving.


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