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Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
"Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 May 2004 (Japan)
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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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References The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

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Performed by Ken Hirai
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*sob* sob*
27 August 2006 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

A beautiful, beautiful movie. Haunting....and got me crying (and I don't cry easily!) It haunted me for days after watching it on cable TV, and even writing this comment made my eyes a little moist. This charming movie is made credible by the performances of the two young actors. I loved them and I loved the movie! What made it even more endearing was that there was no love scenes, no sex, no giggling teenage girls, etc. Nothing like those Hollywood or HK type teen romance. Watch it with an open mind and an open heart, and be prepared to feel... BTW, I just fell in love with the character Aki. If I ever had a love in my teens, it would be her....


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