MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 61,646 this week

Climbers High (2008)
"Kuraimâzu hai" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  5 July 2008 (Japan)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 145 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 186 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1218 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 55 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Climbers High" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Climbers High (2008)

Climbers High (2008) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Climbers High.
8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Rie Miyazawa, Machiko Ono
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Chieko Baishô
Bluestockings (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a novel by Iwai Shimako, Jiyuu Renai (a.k.a. Bluestockings)is set during the days of Japan's male-dominated Taisho Era (1912-1926), when it was difficult for women to have both ... See full summary »

Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Kyoko Hasegawa, Yoshino Kimura, Etsushi Toyokawa
Spellbound (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kippei Shîna
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Shôko Fujimura, Rie Hagiwara
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Journalist Shuichi Fujii receives a letter from convicted killer Junji Sudo. Writing from death row, Sudo wants to confess to crimes unknown to the police. On visiting Sudo in prison, Fujii... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Piêru Taki, Rirî Furankî
Dear Doctor (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young medical intern student is dismayed when he is assigned to work in a remote countryside village.

Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Stars: Tsurube Shôfukutei, Eita, Teruyuki Kagawa
Kamome Diner (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Hairi Katagiri, Masako Motai
Rebirth (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.

Director: Izuru Narushima
Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Mao Inoue, Eiko Koike
The Unbroken (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Erika Toda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Kitamichi is a 19-year-old labor worker. He develops feelings for Yasuko who works in a used used bookstore, but he has never had a girlfriend. He also befriends Kusakabe, but jealousy soon threatens their friendship.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Mirai Moriyama, Kengo Kôra, Atsuko Maeda
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kôji Yakusho, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Kazuo Kiki
Masato Sakai ...
Tatsuya Sayama
Machiko Ono ...
Chizuko Tamaki
Masahiro Takashima ...
Anzai Koichiro
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...
Raizo Shirakawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denden ...
Masao Kamejima
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Yohei Todoroki
Keisuke Horibe ...
Zenkichi Tazawa
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Jo Oimura
Yû Kamio
Magy ...
Benjiro Yoshii
Sarutoki Minagawa ...
Yasuo Ito
Ikuji Nakamura ...
Takaaki Kasuya
Naomi Nishida ...
Sayuri Anzai
Maho Nonami ...
Minami Kuroda
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Climbers High  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Kuraimâzu hai (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A high, of sorts
8 May 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

IKURAMAIZU HAI (or climber's high) tells the story of a newspaper editor (Shin'ichi Tsutsumi) who finds himself in the grip of that's likely to be the greatest story of his life: the tragic crash of a JAL passenger jet. It turns into an international story. But the tragedy happens in his own prefecture. At the same time, he must confront certain realities of his own - a fastidious attention to fact-checking, a short fuse, the uncertainty of his own past. This plays out in the charged environment of a newsroom with fewer resources than, say, the big circulation Tokyo papers.

Intercut with this, we experience Tsutsumi's present-day story as he attempts to scale two personal issues: both of which may help resolve his past.

The details of production capture the time and setting quite smartly, and not to mention the protagonists' personal agendas and politics. The present-day plot tries to incorporate the film's main theme - that the events of life offer their own challenges, and demand time to heal. While the editing of the two plot elements may seem initially confusing, and perhaps contrived at times, it all fits together in a handsome entertainment.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I see this movie? Dylandude89
Discuss Climbers High (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?