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Ai o kou hito (1998)

Disturbing child abuse memories come back on a quest for Taiwanese father's grave.

Director:

Hideyuki Hirayama

Writers:

Wui-Sin Chong, Harumi Shimoda (novel)
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Credited cast:
Mieko Harada ... Terue Yamaoka
Maho Nonami Maho Nonami ... Migusa Yamaoka
Fumiyo Kohinata
Mami Kumagai Mami Kumagai
Jun Kunimura ... Saburo Wachi
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Takenori Wachi
Moro Morooka
Kiichi Nakai ... Fumio Chin
Ai Koinuma Ai Koinuma ... Terue Yamaoka, aged 5
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chihiro Asakawa Chihiro Asakawa ... Terue Yamaoka - age 15
Hayato Isohata Hayato Isohata ... Takenori Wachi - 11 age
Shirô Maggy Shirô Maggy ... Toshio Takeuchi (as Shiro Magi)
Reiko Niimura Reiko Niimura ... Ine Takada
Akane Ohsawa Akane Ohsawa
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Disturbing child abuse memories come back on a quest for Taiwanese father's grave.

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. See more »

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Osaru no Kagoya (aka Carryer of Monkeys)
nursery rhyme
Composed by Minoru Kainuma
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tearjerking "I love you mom." movie
25 October 2001 | by whatdoes1knowSee all my reviews

Disturbing child abuse memories come back on a quest for Taiwanese father's grave. Mieko Harada excels both as the oppressive mother and the repressed grown-up daughter in search for her father's grave in Taiwan. The movie was pretty intense, but I didn't expect that a single line towards the end of the movie would make me cry for that long. This was Hideyuki Hirayama's break-out movie, which won him a bunch of Japanese Academy Awards although I hadn't heard of the movie till Award night. I really like this movie.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 September 1998 (Japan) See more »

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Begging for Love See more »

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