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Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

Ashita no kioku (original title)
A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

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Credited cast:
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Masayuki Saeki
Kanako Higuchi ...
Emiko Saeki
Kenji Sakaguchi ...
Naoya Ito
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Rie Saeki
Asami Mizukawa ...
Keiko Ikuno
Noritake Kinashi ...
Shigeyuki Kizaki
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Takehiro Yoshida
Eri Watanabe ...
Kimiko Hamano (as Eriko Watanabe)
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Atsushi Kawamura
Hideji Ôtaki ...
Usaburou Sugawara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Yoshihiko Hakamada
Sô Hirosawa
Isamu Ichikawa
Hana Kino
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A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

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13 May 2006 (Japan)  »

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Memories of Tomorrow  »

Box Office

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$6,252 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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$140,200 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Beautiful film, beautifully made
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, MI. It was so well done. The producer was there and to everyones surprise, he was American. He explained to us that Ken Watanabe is like Clint Eastwood over in Japan. He said that Ken was reading the book of this story and really wanted to make it. He also said that the Japanese have only really seen him do Samurai movies and that this was apart from what they usually see him in. This movie won the Japanese equivalent to the best motion picture Oscar. But of course here, no nod in the foreign film category. It is emotionally stirring, visually stunning and extremely well acted. There is no moment in the film where things feel sappily cliché' or manipulative. It is a pure film about its topic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Please watch, and enjoy.


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