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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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Cast

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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$140,200 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Hopefully this will be released in the U.S.
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the AFI Film Festival and it hits you on a deep emotional level. I am lucky that I have not had anyone in my family suffering from Alzheimer's, but the film works because it is also contains universal issues about lost love, honor and unspoken feelings within a family. I pretty much cried through the last half of the movie. Ken Watanabe was there after the screening for Q&A. He secured the rights to the book himself, then found the writer and director. His executive producer credit is well earned, and Watanabe just further cements proof of his great acting talents. What could have been a made-for-TV movie in the U.S. is a poignant story for the big screen with a superb level of execution.


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