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Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

Ashita no kioku (original title)
A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers:

Hiroshi Ogiwara (novel), Hakaru Sunamoto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Watanabe ... Masayuki Saeki
Kanako Higuchi Kanako Higuchi ... Emiko Saeki
Kenji Sakaguchi Kenji Sakaguchi ... Naoya Ito
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Rie Saeki
Asami Mizukawa Asami Mizukawa ... Keiko Ikuno
Noritake Kinashi ... Shigeyuki Kizaki
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Takehiro Yoshida
Eri Watanabe Eri Watanabe ... Kimiko Hamano (as Eriko Watanabe)
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Atsushi Kawamura
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Usaburou Sugawara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Yoshihiko Hakamada
Sô Hirosawa Sô Hirosawa
Isamu Ichikawa Isamu Ichikawa
Hana Kino Hana Kino
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Storyline

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 May 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Memories of Tomorrow See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$140,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,696,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Heartwarming and sincere.
24 January 2007 | by boku-2See all my reviews

This was a brilliant movie. I watched it on the plane from Japan to Holland and even on the plane I found myself crying towards the end.

Watanabe acts superbly and so does Higuchi.

After watching the film, I came away reminded of how important it is to show your loved ones you care.

A lot of movies about sickness can present very 2-dimensional characters but the characters in this movie had a lot of depth and it was easy to relate to them and ask "what would I do in that situation?".

Eight out of ten.


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