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Hotaru no haka (1988)
My Favorite Movie Ever
I seen Grave of the Fireflies early this year and i can't get the movie off my mind.I guess the reason i can't forget about it the way the movie unfolds before your eyes.You know in the first minute of the movie that the characters died.The really heartbreaking thing is the way Seita's and Setsuko's spirits have to relive their last few months of their life.The Happy scenes really are misleading into giving viewers false hope that maybe just maybe they will pull through.The beach,fruitdrop,firefly and bath scenes really can't prepare you for the last 12 minutes of the movie.
I tired to blame the Seita character after all he is partly to blame for Setsuko's passing,realizing he was only really still only a child himself how really could i pass judgement on a boy Seita's age,would i do the right thing? He did the best any 14 year old could do under the conditions.Setsuko is the character that is really dear to my heart and it really saddened me when she passed.The character is to me one of the most endearing characters in movie history.Some may say i'm nuts,but that is how much Setsuko touched me.Anyone would be heartless not to be moved by the little flashbacks of Setsuko playing in and around the bomb shelter while waiting for Seita.Finally her cremation when Seita takes his last lingering look at Setsuko,the look of devastation in his eyes is just heartbreaking.
Lastly Isao Takahata should be praised for the this profound and precious film.I will even go as far as to compare him to the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozo.Takahata has given the world a heartbreaking masterpiece that many will cherish for years to come.I think i'm a better person for having seen it.