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Ichiban utsukushî natsu (2001)

Naomi (Maho Ukai), is a spoiled teenager from Nagoya whose parents send her off to the country for the summer to work at her aunt's inn. After being asked to care for Mrs. Koide (Yoshie ... See full summary »

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John Williams

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John Williams
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maho Maho ... Naomi
Tsutomu Niwa Tsutomu Niwa ... Masaru
Etsuko Kimata Etsuko Kimata ... Yumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haruo Hanahara Haruo Hanahara ... Yumi's grandfather
Shunsuke Kabeya Shunsuke Kabeya ... Yûji
Kyoko Kanemoto Kyoko Kanemoto ... Yumi's mother
Yoshie Minami Yoshie Minami ... Mrs. Koide
Chie Miyajima Chie Miyajima ... Naomi's mother
Atsushi Ono Atsushi Ono ... Naomi's father
Ayako Satô Ayako Satô ... Tomoko
Sadayasu Yamakawa Sadayasu Yamakawa ... Yumi's father
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Naomi (Maho Ukai), is a spoiled teenager from Nagoya whose parents send her off to the country for the summer to work at her aunt's inn. After being asked to care for Mrs. Koide (Yoshie Minami), an aging relative with Alzheimer's disease, Naomi developes an extraordinary friendship with the older woman that changes her perspective on life. Written by ElDeeAgain

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firefly Dreams See more »

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100m Films See more »
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Intelligent,enchanting and realistic
27 October 2007 | by mel2surfSee all my reviews

Firefly Dreams took me right into the story,and the dreamy pace/visual beauty,and heartfelt emotions added to the charm.Naomi's journey through pain and loss is very charmingly portrayed here,and all the characters are well placed.Nothing seems forced or overly contrived..more like you are in the locations and absorbing Naomi's everyday life,and the character of Mrs. Koide,the old woman/ex actress will warm your heart.it's VERY refreshing to see films like this,where you are not distracted by noise,gun fights,explosions and special effects.Mr.Williams has created a real gem.Visually and emotionally lush! See it!


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