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After Life ()

Wandafuru raifu (original title)
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

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Arata Iura ...
Takashi Mochizuki, counselor (as Arata)
Erika Oda ...
Shiori Satonaka, trainee counselor
Susumu Terajima ...
Satoru Kawashima, counselor
Takashi Naitô ...
Takuro Sugie, counselor
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Kyoko Watanabe, Ichiro's Wife
Kei Tani ...
Kennosuke Nakamura, boss
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Ichiro Watanabe, who cannot choose his favourite experience
Tôru Yuri ...
Gisuke Shoda, who talks about sex
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Yusuke Iseya, who refuses to choose his experience
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Kana Yoshino, talks about Disneyland
Kazuko Shirakawa ...
Nobuko Amano, who talks about her affair with a married man
Kôtarô Shiga ...
Kenji Yamamoto, who wants to forget his past
Hisako Hara ...
Kiyo Nishimura, old lady who loves cherry blossoms
Sadao Abe ...
Ichiro (as young man)
Natsuo Ishidô ...
Kyoko Watanabe as a young woman
Tomomi Hiraiwa ...
Receptionist
Tae Kimura ...
Dining Hall Worker
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu
Akio Yokoyama ...
Security Guard
Miyako Yamaguchi ...
Dining Hall Worker
Kazuji Araki ...
Dead Man
Kunio Endo ...
Dead Man
Michi Okuma ...
Dead Woman
Shinichiro Okuno ...
Dead Man
Yoshitaka Kaneko ...
Dead Man
Keigyoku Kane ...
Dead Man
Yone Kori ...
Dead Woman
Masaaki Kojima ...
Dead Man
Terumasa Takahashi ...
Dead Man
Chie Takamatsu ...
Dead Woman
Kimiko Tatara ...
Dead Woman
Toshio Nomoto ...
Dead Man
Nanae Hirakawa ...
Dead Woman
Taro Bundo ...
Dead Man
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Naruki Matsukawa

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Hirokazu Koreeda

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Hirokazu Koreeda ... (writer)

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Masayuki Akieda ... producer
Shiho Sato ... producer
Yutaka Shigenobu ... executive producer

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Yasuhiro Kasamatsu

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Masayoshi Sukita
Yutaka Yamazaki

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Hirokazu Koreeda

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Hideo Gunji
Toshihiro Isomi

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Osamu Takizawa ... sound designer / sound recordist

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Yuzuru Sato ... gaffer

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Linda Hoaglund ... subtitler: English

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Plot Summary

A small mid-20th century social-service-style office is a waystation for the souls of the recently deceased, where they are processed before entering their personal heaven - a single happy memory re-experienced for eternity. Every Monday, a new group of recently deceased people check in, and the "social workers" in the lodge explain their situation. Once the newly-dead have identified their happiest memories, workers design and replicate each person's chosen memory, which is staged and filmed. At the end of the week, the recently deceased watch the films of their recreated happiest memories in a screening room. As soon as each person sees his or her own memory, he or she vanishes to whatever state of existence lies beyond and takes only that single memory with them. The story pays most attention to two of the "counselors," Takashi (Arata) and Shiori (Oda). Takashi has been assigned to help an old man, Ichiro (played by Naito Taketoshi), select his memory. Reviewing videotape of Ichiro's life, Takashi learns that Ichiro had married Takashi's former fiancée after Takashi had been killed during World War II. Takashi has Ichiro assigned to another counselor, but is still troubled by his memories, causing both him and his quasi-romantic interest Shiori to re-examine their (after-) lives. Written by Gaafar

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Taglines What is the one memory you would take with you? See more »
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Also Known As
  • After Life (World-wide, English title)
  • After Life (United States)
  • After Life (Canada, English title)
  • After Life (United Kingdom)
  • After Life (France)
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Trivia Much of the action in After Life is shown as interviews conducted with the recently deceased regarding their lives. Some of these interviews were scripted, but many were done impromptu, with real people (not actors) reminiscing about their own lives. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Notting Hill/Besieged/Trekkies/Tea with Mussolini/After Life (1999). See more »

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