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Village of Dreams (1996)

Eno nakano bokuno mura (original title)
Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly ... See full summary »

Director:

Yôichi Higashi
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mieko Harada ... Mizue Tashima (mother)
Keigo Matsuyama Keigo Matsuyama ... Seizo Tashima
Shogo Matsuyama Shogo Matsuyama ... Yukihiko Tashima
Kyôzô Nagatsuka Kyôzô Nagatsuka ... Kenzo Tashima (father)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaneko Iwasaki Kaneko Iwasaki ... Toshie
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu ... Grandfather
Tokuko Sugiyama Tokuko Sugiyama ... Grandmother
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Iwata, Principal
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Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three mysterious spirits in the form of old women. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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boy | village | twin | school | childhood | See All (117) »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 July 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Siglo See more »
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Color
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Global Story Tuned Down To One Lovely Japanese Village
15 March 2005 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

The Music is a very pleasant adaptation of Western Medieaval tunes.

The Magic Realism which Latin America has laid somewhat of a claim to, is lovely used here, of course giving a 'true' Japanese touch to the supernatural stuff.

The scenery and imagery is breathtaking !! And the twin boys, who's story this is, are a delight.

Mama plays great too, and the director has a gentle and good touch for all the other kids, which means he is a fine craftsman.

Soft, laid back, nostalgic and utterly charming, this story is a heartwarming winner, and can't be recommended enough !! What an enormous pleasure !


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