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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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Maho ...
Naomi
Tsutomu Niwa ...
Masaru
Etsuko Kimata ...
Yumi
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Haruo Hanahara ...
Yumi's grandfather
Shunsuke Kabeya ...
Yûji
Kyoko Kanemoto ...
Yumi's mother
Yoshie Minami ...
Mrs. Koide
Chie Miyajima ...
Naomi's mother
Atsushi Ono ...
Naomi's father
Ayako Satô ...
Tomoko
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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26 February 2002 (USA)  »

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3 stars
18 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The plot of this film reminded me of "On Golden Pond." In this case a teenage girl who is somewhat troubled is sent off to the country when her parents separate. She becomes reacquainted with an elderly relative who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

The pace of the film is slow, but the scenery is spectacularly beautiful, which most of us would not have expected from Japan as most films there are set in the big cities. The sounds of the cicadas made my wife very homesick for the country where she grew up.

The film tied for the audience award for best dramatic feature at Cinequest (the San Jose, CA film festival), which is where I saw it on 2/26/2002.


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