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Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)

Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (original title)
While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.

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Takao Ohsawa ...
Sakutaro Matsumoto
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Ritsuko Fujimura (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Aki Hirose
Mirai Moriyama ...
Sakutaro Matsumoto (High School)
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...
Shigezou Matsumoto
Kankurô Kudô ...
Ryunosuke Ooki
Kanji Tsuda ...
Johnny
Issei Takahashi ...
Ryunosuke (high school student)
Rio Kanno ...
Ritsuko (girl)
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Aki's Father
Katsutaka Furuhata ...
Johnny (high school)
Kenta Uchino ...
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Aki Nishihara ...
Classmate
Masaru Miyazaki ...
Classmate
Marie Kawaguchi ...
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In 1980s Kyushu, two teenagers fell in love, and exchanged their secrets and thoughts by way of sending tape recordings to each other. More than a decade later, the boy (now grown-up and bittered) rediscovers the last recording of his long-dead lover's voice. Her words trigger a series of flashbacks illustrating the joyful beginning and tragic end of their relationship. Written by Carrie-ko

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Sekai no Chushin de, Ai wo Sakebu, a Japanese romance novel by Katayama Kyoichi, sold over 3 million copies in Japan alone. See more »

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A story for everyone who experienced love at a young age...and more
20 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THere is so much to be said about this movie.

Its aesthetically beautiful. It's emotionally pure, powerful, & sad and its heartwarming as well as tearjerking. I won't tell you anything about the story because you probably have already looked into it. Well, if you haven't... DON'T! Don't spoil it for yourself. Find it somehow. Online. IN a store. Anywhere. Its amazing. Breathtaking. Gratifying. At the risk of sounding like more of a fanboy, I'll stop here.

The best Japanese film of 2004 without a doubt & maybe of the last decade.

A must see.

I hope for a region 1 DVD sometime soon.


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