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Ichi ritoru no namida (2005)

'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19,... See full summary »

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Asae Ohnishi ... Aya Kito
Kazuko Katô ... Aya's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshimi Ashikawa
Mitsuo Hamada
Omiro Itakura ... Kobayashi
Yoneko Matsukane
Yui Satonaka
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'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19, 1962 - May 23, 1988) about her real and personal life experiences coping with a fatal and incurable disease and this diary was published shortly before her death. One day when Aya returned home injuring his chin due to fall while going to school her mother realizes there is something strange happening to her daughter. She convinced her to go to hospital where on examination doctor told her that her daughter is suffering from 'Spinocerebellar ataxia' or 'Spinocerebellar degeneration' which is a hereditary, progressive and an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder in which the person gradually looses ability to control his body movements due to the degeneration of the cerebellum and nervous system. At first Aya was not informed with actually what was she is suffering from and was told that it... Written by Bashar

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Aya Kito: Death is not fearful.
Aya Kito: What's fearful is giving up.
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Strongly Recommended!
5 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

i agree with the previous comment. i have not seen anything so sad for a long time. i'm not a guy who is really into Japanese drama/movie. but this show really changed my mind. i have to take back my words for my serious doubt about the acting. the movie carries a heart-warming message about appreciating every moments of our lives. Aya's only wish was "to live." By carefully depicting Aya's earnest desire to live, and the love of her family, friends, and lover. The drama, wishes to deliver her simple but strong message: "Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing."

everyone, especially Erika Sawajiri and her family's acting was superb. i have to admit i cried a lot of times during the show. absolutely a touching Japanese drama series that should not be missed by anyone.

go watch it!


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