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1 Litre of Tears (2005)

Ichi ritoru no namida (original title)
'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19,... See full summary »

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'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19, 1962 - May 23, 1988) about her real and personal life experiences coping with a fatal and incurable disease and this diary was published shortly before her death. One day when Aya returned home injuring his chin due to fall while going to school her mother realizes there is something strange happening to her daughter. She convinced her to go to hospital where on examination doctor told her that her daughter is suffering from 'Spinocerebellar ataxia' or 'Spinocerebellar degeneration' which is a hereditary, progressive and an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder in which the person gradually looses ability to control his body movements due to the degeneration of the cerebellum and nervous system. At first Aya was not informed with actually what was she is suffering from and was told that it... Written by Bashar

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Aya Kito: I don't think that I am unfortunate.
Aya Kito: Its just inconvenient for me.
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LITERALLY a litre of tears.
26 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just to clear things up, this is the FILM "1 Litre of Tears", not the drama starring Sawajiri Erika. I honestly find it a pity that the drama is so well-known, yet the film isn't. Not that the drama wasn't great - I just think the film was much better. Onishi completely delved into the role and delivered an outstanding performance. Just watching her struggle to move around made me cry like crazy.

To be perfectly frank, I didn't pay much attention to much of the film's elements - camera, lighting, setting. I don't think that's a bad thing, really; it just goes to show how powerful the actors' performances were, so much so it becomes all you care about. The casting was perfect! I don't think the film would have had as much of an impact if Sawajiri were cast in Kito Aya's role here. The music was perfect, pacing perfect, character build-up perfect..... I don't know, I can't really find much fault with the film.

Honestly. This WILL make you cry a litre of tears.


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