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A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (2000)

15-Sai: Gakko IV (original title)
Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yûta Kanai ... Daisuke Kawashima
Hidekazu Akai ... Yasu Sasaki
Rei Asami ... Sumire Oba
Nenji Kobayashi ... Daisuke's father
Seiko Takada
Yôko Akino ... Mother
Takashi Sasano
Yoshiaki Umegaki
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Baijaku Nakamura
Mutsuko Sakura
... Tetsuo Hata
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Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of interesting people, including friendly truck driver Sumire and a mysterious mountaineer girl. Written by Anonymous

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An underrated japanese low-budget film
1 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the 2003 Academy awards Yoji Yamada's film has been nominated for the best foreign film. This director begins from making low-budget social drama like this. I regret this film does not get a wide international attentio. A very touching adventure of a fifteen-years old boy who searches the meaning of his life with philosophical atmosphere. I've never seen any other countries which can make a so down-to-earth films like this. An evidence that Japan is still one of the best film maker countries - although I think Akira Kurosawa is too overrated. If you think Japan only makes horror movies like Ringu and that bloody violent Battle Royale or another awful Godzilla sequel, watch this film if you can find it.


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