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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
Mitsuo Hamada Mitsuo Hamada
Omiro Itakura Omiro Itakura ... Kobayashi
Yoneko Matsukane
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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Official Sites:

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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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This is the movie which has changed how I look at life.
30 April 2008 | by Praphat1234See all my reviews

This is a movie for people who takes life for granted. In our pursuit of happiness, we forget simple things in life. This movie will remind us that what makes life worth living is our simple tasks and activities in our daily living. We don't have to grasp our widest dream to enjoy our life. After I have watched this movie, I go to gym every day just to enjoy running and weight lifting, knowing that one day I would be old and that my age would prevent me from doing things I am capable of doing now. Just like Aya, she soon lost her abilities to do things she used to do. The different is that time comes quick on her. But surely, her life reflects our life that we are getting older everyday. This is the movie which has changed the way I look at life.


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