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Ocean Waves (1993)

Umi ga kikoeru (original title)
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As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

Director:

Tomomi Mochizuki

Writers:

Saeko Himuro (novel), Keiko Niwa (screenplay) (as Kaori Nakamura)
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Credited cast:
Nobuo Tobita ... Taku Morisaki (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ... Yutaka Matsuno (voice)
Yoko Sakamoto Yoko Sakamoto ... Rikako Muto (voice)
Yuri Amano ... Akiko Shimizu (voice)
Kae Araki Kae Araki ... Yumi Kohama (voice)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ... Okada (voice)
Ai Satô Ai Satô ... Taku's mother (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ... Girl (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Minarai (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Tadashi Yamao (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rin Mizuhara Rin Mizuhara ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Additional Voices (voice)
Reiko Suzuki Reiko Suzuki ... (voice)
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Storyline

The main character travels to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of the days in high school. Friendship, subtle love, a trip to Tokyo and so on all came back to him as the film evolves. Written by Cary Wong <phoenix@globility.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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The story mainly took place in Kouchi City. Kouchi is on the island of Shikoku, the smallest of the four major islands that comprise Japan. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pom Poko (1994) See more »

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"The heart has reason, that reason knows not..."
17 March 2003 | by elinkjoeSee all my reviews

Fantastic. If you do not care for subtly or quiet reflection, do not see this film. If on the other hand, you enjoy seeing the inner workings of the human heart, this film is hard to beat. Illustrates remarkably well something that may be better understood by the Japanese, sometimes, the unspoken speaks with greater eloquence than words are capable of doing.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ocean Waves See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,942, 1 January 2017

Gross USA:

$87,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,738
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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