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A Brief Message from the Heart (1995)

Nihon ichi mijikai 'Haha' e no tegami (original title)
"Mother, are you happy with him? Father said nothing and died quietly." Hiroshi borrows his sister Maki's laptop computer and finds a short message written to the mother who had abandoned ... See full summary »

Director:

Shin'ichirô Sawai
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryo Amamiya Ryo Amamiya
Keiko Awaji
Tetsuya Bessho Tetsuya Bessho
Hideko Hara Hideko Hara
Ryûji Harada Ryûji Harada
Hiroshi Katsuno Hiroshi Katsuno
Haruko Katô
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi
Kunio Murai Kunio Murai
Nae ... (as Nae Yuuki)
Sawa Suzuki Sawa Suzuki
Yukiyo Toake Yukiyo Toake
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Storyline

"Mother, are you happy with him? Father said nothing and died quietly." Hiroshi borrows his sister Maki's laptop computer and finds a short message written to the mother who had abandoned them. Without telling Maki, Hiroshi submits her message to a Fukui prefecture collection, and it wins a prize. The episodic narrative gradually fills in the background to this message. She goes from being a design company employee to a restorer of medieval art works. He is a university student in Tokyo. Their father died of a heart attack and never spoke about the divorce from their mother. Hiroshi meets the mother and tries to bring her back to the family, despite Maki's violent objection. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Brief Message from the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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