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Dearest (2012)
"Anata e" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  25 August 2012 (Japan)
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A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

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Eiji Kurashima
Yûko Tanaka ...
Yôko Kurashima
Kôichi Satô ...
Nanbara
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ...
Yûji Tamiya
Kimiko Yo ...
Tamiko Hamasaki
Haruka Ayase ...
Naoko Hamasaki
Takahiro Miura ...
Takuya Ôura
Takashi Okamura ...
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Toshie Negishi ...
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Kô Inoue ...
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Karin Okada
Yuka Nozawa
Nobuhiro Mitomo ...
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Hideji Ôtaki ...
Gorô Ôura
Kyôzô Nagatsuka ...
Kazuo Tsukamoto
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A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

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Dearest - A rich journey through Japan
29 July 2013 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Recently widowed Eiji receives a letter from his late wife, Yoko, asking him to take her ashes back to her hometown. Wondering why she had never mentioned this to him in person, he embarks on a road trip in order to fulfill her wishes, meeting people along the way who shed light on her past. All the while Eiji is impelled by the promise of a second letter, which he can only claim once his task is completed.

Dearest, a compelling and melancholy drama, is targeting your tear canals. Many times during the film viewers is treated to some really gorgeous cinematography and nice melodies, which only make this journey a bit harder. A couple of interesting characters helps making Eiji's trip a more exciting one, including a cameo by director and actor Takeshi Kitano.


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