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Ai o kou hito (1998)

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

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Credited cast:
... Terue Yamaoka
Maho Nonami ... Migusa Yamaoka
Mami Kumagai
... Saburo Wachi
Naomi Nishida
Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Takenori Wachi
Morooka Moro
... Fumio Chin
Ai Koinuma ... Terue Yamaoka, aged 5
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chihiro Asakawa ... Terue Yamaoka - age 15
Hayato Isohata ... Takenori Wachi - 11 age
Shirô Maggy ... Toshio Takeuchi (as Shiro Magi)
Reiko Niimura ... Ine Takada
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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tearjerking "I love you mom." movie
25 October 2001 | by See 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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