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Still the Water (2014)

Futatsume no mado (original title)
On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body ... See full summary »

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Nijirô Murakami ...
Kaito
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Kyôko
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Isa
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Tôru
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Misaki
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Atsushi
Hideo Sakaki
Sadae Sakae
Kazurô Maeda
Mitsuaki Nakano
Yukiharu Kawabata
Yukiyo Maeda
Kinue Yasuda
Fujio Tokita
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On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Very deep and moving
13 October 2014 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Death, love, commitment...the movie treats those question in a very human rhythm, and surprises you in its deepness. I was moved to tears.

It's set in a paradisaical coast of a Japanase island, full of light and sea. The actors are impressively true and beautiful.

Japanase music being played and sang was a real plus too. The few scenes happening in Tokyo were a really good reflection to appreciate better the lifestyle in that countryside.

the last third of the movie was maybe a little bit slow to reveal itself, but it saved some great scenes and was matching the rest of it.

It's also socially and culturally very enriching and interesting. Leaves you with true surprises about the way these kids behave towards losing someone, towards relationships, etc.


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