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Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka? (1995)

On the day when a fireworks display is planned, Norimichi, Yusuke, and their friends at school in a Japanese seaside town cannot agree whether or not fireworks are "flat" or "round" when ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yuta Yamazaki ... Norimichi Shimada
... Nazuna Oikawa
Takayuki Sorita ... Yusuke Azumi
Randy Havens ... Kazuhiro
Kenji Kohashi ... Jyun'ichi
Kento Sakuragi ... Minoru
Kuniko Asagi ... Haruko Miura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshikazu Ebisu ... Move oden stew restaurant visitor
Kanako Fukaura ... Norimichi's mother
Mitsuko Ishii ... Nazuna's mother
Fushimasa Kobayashi ... Move oden stew restaurant cheff
Reiki Koyama ... Makoto
Ken Mitsuishi ... Teacher
Yôko Nakajima ... Nurse
Toshiya Sakai ... Yas-san
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On the day when a fireworks display is planned, Norimichi, Yusuke, and their friends at school in a Japanese seaside town cannot agree whether or not fireworks are "flat" or "round" when they explode in the sky. With her parents divorcing, the young teenager Nazuna has more serious matters on her mind. Although unknown to the others, Nazuna's mother intends to take her away after the summer break. When Norimichi and Yusuke race 50 meters in the swimming pool, Nazuna secretly decides that the winner will accompany her when she runs away from home. Meanwhile the gang from school decides that the best way to figure out the shape of fireworks is to view them from the side, and they set out for a lighthouse above the beach from which the fireworks display will be fired. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Drama | Family

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12 August 1995 (Japan)  »

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Nice movie about the beauty of growing up.....
1 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a great example for the kind of movie only countries with a long tradition of aesthetics like France or Japan can produce. Without anything spectacular it talks about growing up, the first sparks of love, the wonders of the world... It's rather short, but if you like a simply told story -the kind of movie Hollywood never could produce-, you definitely should give it a try.


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