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1 Litre of Tears (2005)

Ichi ritoru no namida (original title)
'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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Riki Okamura

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Aya Kitô (diary), Takao Tanaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asae Ohnishi Asae Ohnishi ... Aya Kito
Kazuko Katô Kazuko Katô ... Aya's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshimi Ashikawa Yoshimi Ashikawa
Naohito Fujiki ... Hiroshi Mizuno
Mitsuo Hamada Mitsuo Hamada
Ryô Hashizume Ryô Hashizume ... Keita Nakahara
Omiro Itakura Omiro Itakura ... Kobayashi
Takanori Jinnai Takanori Jinnai ... Mizuo Ikeuchi
Saori Koide Saori Koide ... Mari Sugiura
Yoneko Matsukane
Kana Matsumoto Kana Matsumoto ... Saki Matsumura
Ani Miyoshi Ani Miyoshi ... Rika Ikeuchi
Momosuke Mizutani Momosuke Mizutani ... Kohei Onda
Yuma Sanada Yuma Sanada ... Hiroki Ikeuchi
Yui Satonaka 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 February 2005 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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All Out, Sho Enterprises See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Aya Kito: In the past, I thought couldn't do anything when I'm sick.
Aya Kito: But now, I realise that I can do it if I work hard.
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Strongly Recommended!
5 November 2006 | by AndTheRooSee 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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