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The Professor and His Beloved Equation (2006)

Hakase no aishita sûshiki (original title)
This is the story between a single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor, who has a brain damage.


Takashi Koizumi


Takashi Koizumi (screenplay), Yôko Ogawa (novel)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Akira Terao Akira Terao ... Professor
Eri Fukatsu ... Kyoko
Takanari Saito Takanari Saito ... Root - young
Hidetaka Yoshioka Hidetaka Yoshioka ... Root
Ruriko Asaoka Ruriko Asaoka ... Professor's sister-in-law
Hisashi Igawa ... Housekeeper Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôya Abe Ryôya Abe
Shô Abe Shô Abe
Takayasu Andô Takayasu Andô
Yuni Aritomi Yuni Aritomi
Kin Asano Kin Asano
Shôgo Baba Shôgo Baba
Yasumi Emori Yasumi Emori
Hiroshi Ito Hiroshi Ito
Yûsuke Kakinuma Yûsuke Kakinuma


This is the story between a single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor, who has a brain damage.

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Drama | Family | Romance



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Asmic Ace Entertainment





Release Date:

21 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professor and His Beloved Equation See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Only once in a while experience ...
6 October 2007 | by ateeqimranSee all my reviews

I am not surprised that some of the people were non-plussed after watching this movie ...Some saw only bcz they were stuck on a 12 hour flight.

To understand this movie u would have to understand the piece of Japanese folk dance at the end[ though that has got nothing to do with the movie ] or indeed the Japanese culture itself.

For most it's nothing more than a mild curiosity or a mere moment of interest, here n there ...

But when u watch it for a little longer u would understand how gentle, how subtle and yet so firm, the emotions are ..

How beautiful the noncomprehending noises r in the background .. N before u know u r floating in a river of solitude ..

Yes! this one is for those who love poetry, who admire beauty. Numbers r not just dead figures but each has a character like a human being ..

We have come to expect a regular dose of sex content in such movies from the Hollywood .. I guess for them it won't do without a boisterous love seen when there is a talk of extra-marital love affair ...

Anyways, there r so many things that I can talk about this movie but I won't, I am not even going to make an attempt.

However somethings I will cherish forever .. Eri Fukatsu's smile, Professor's character, The movie's feel, Root ..

Am I the only one I wonder .. surely it can't be!

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