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I Like (2005)

Su-ki-da (original title)
A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »

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Hiroshi Ishikawa
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Credited cast:
Aoi Miyazaki ... Yu - young
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Yosuke
Hiromi Nagasaku Hiromi Nagasaku ... Yu
Eita ... Yosuke - young
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryô Kase
Maho Nonami Maho Nonami
Nao Ohmori ... (as Nao Ômori)
Sayuri Oyamada ... Yu's elder sister
Isao Yoshida Isao Yoshida ... Producer
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A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day, however, a terrible tragedy occurs, and the two do not see each other again for many years. Written by Patrick Lin

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Drama | Romance

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Yosuke: I made a promise a long time ago... and I want to play a song for you.
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One of the most touching love stories ever made
8 March 2013 | by AukeBriekSee all my reviews

The maker of the beautiful Tokyo.Sora has outdone himself with what is one of the most touching love stories ever made. The film starts with two teenagers who fall in love but are unable to express themselves romantically. Every (awkward) silence seems filled with meaning and things left unspoken, accompanied by a guitar play which is constantly repeated but never fails to beguile us. Years later they meet again. A simple, minimalist concept but extremely effective. Ishikawa creates meaning not by plot complexities, but through the perfect simplicity of atmosphere, perfectly precise framing, perfectly subtle coloring, perfectly natural acting purified of all the remnants of theatricality which the medium never succeeded to fully shake off (not even through the work of Ozu), and by letting the open sky envelop the main characters as a rejuvenating force, that can grant us warmth and happiness on the one hand, yet can overwhelm and numb us on the other hand, if we fail to open ourselves up to it entirely. In the latter part, the sky is covered up by the drabness of city-life. Life is but a mere shadow of the past now and possibilities are reduced to the roads that lead only to the familiar. The more we yearn for the past, the more it slips out of our grasp. But even then, there is hope. 10/10


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Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan

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