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The Face of Jizo (2004)

Chichi to kuraseba (original title)
Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits ... See full summary »

Director:

Kazuo Kuroki

Writers:

Shinya Ikeda (screenplay), Hisashi Inoue (play) | 1 more credit »
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Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa ... Mitsue
Yoshio Harada ... Takezou
Tadanobu Asano ... Kinoshita
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Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has fallen in love, and tries to convince her to start her new life. But Mitsué obstinately refuses his warm and humorous encouragements : « People were killed in my place. I do not have the right to find happiness », she says. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 July 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Jizo arca See more »

Filming Locations:

Hiroshima, Japan

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JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A poignant movie about war, love and hate
24 May 2007 | by jerry4444See all my reviews

This movie is inspirationally hopeful. The main protagonist of this movie survives the atomic bomb attack. Yet is she really alive? Or merely existing? Can one be alive without love? As she is confronted with these questions, various characters come into her life. She sometimes thinks she doesn't deserve to live.

As depressing as it sounds, this movie does have some funny and light moments. Set in a theatrical atmosphere, the movie takes the viewers on a ripping tale of loss, love and self-hatred. This emotional roller coaster was all cost by the World War II. One leaves the movie moved, perhaps even shaken, yet hopeful.


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