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Be with You (2004)
"Ima, ai ni yukimasu" (original title)

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Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Mio
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Takumi
Akashi Takei ...
Yuji
Karen Miyama ...
Aya (Yuji's classmate)
Yôsuke Asari ...
Takumi (high school days)
Yûta Hiraoka ...
Yuji (18 years old)
Chihiro Ohtsuka ...
Mio (high school days)
Mikako Ichikawa ...
Midori Nagase (Takumi's co-worker)
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Takumi's Boss
You ...
Yuji's Teacher
Suzuki Matsuo ...
Owner of Cake Shop
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Dr. Noguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôki Okada
Tokimasa Tanabe
Kei Tanaka
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Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's happiness. Yuji overheard relatives speculate that his delivery compromised her health, and he blames himself for her death. Mio left him a picture book in which she departs for "The Archive Star" but re-appears during the rainy season the following year, and he eagerly awaits her return. Taking a walk in the forest outside their house, Taku and Yuji find a woman sheltering from the rain and immediately accept her as Mio. She has no memory or sense of identity, but comes home to live with them anyway. She asks Taku how they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances starting in high school until she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season nears its end, Yuji finds the "time capsule" he hid with his mother before her death. Mio's diary is inside, and its ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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A most moving film I ever see
19 July 2005 | by (China) – See all my reviews

I have seen films quite a lot in recent years,but have never shed tears on anyone of them until I saw this one, which is about the true love between man and woman, parents and their child. Before I saw this film, I often wonder if love is really more powerful than life and death, and if this is true, why is contradiction and hatred everywhere? After I saw the film, I feel so moved with it I come to believe love is the most beautiful thing ever existed,though it is the hardest thing to find. I also like to give a 10 to it's soundtrack. Every time I listen to the music, I seem to see the beautiful pictures in the film again,the silent forest,the rain,and the lake. I recommend this film to you all,hope you will enjoy it.


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