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Heavenly Forest (2006)

Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (original title)
Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director:

Takehiko Shinjo

Writers:

Takuji Ichikawa (novel), Kenji Bando (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Aoi Miyazaki ... Shizuru Satonaka
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Makoto Segawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Ryo Shirohama
Saori Ban Saori Ban
Keisuke Koide ... Kyohei Sekiguchi
Meisa Kuroki ... Miyuki Toyama
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Pharmacist
Yûya Ogawa Yûya Ogawa
Asae Ohnishi Asae Ohnishi ... Yuka Yaguchi
Misa Uehara ... Saki Inoue
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Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University Entrance Ceremony. Due to his Inferiority Complex, Makoto tends to shy away other people but Shizuru managed to Make him open up to her. Because of their friendship, Shizuru also ended up taking interest in photography and the two often went to the forest to take pictures. Shizuru wants nothing else but to be by Makoto's side so when he started liking another girl called Miyuki , Shizuru decided that she too will like Miyuki and becomes her friend . One day , Makoto asked Shizuru what present she'd like to receive for her Birthday. Shizuru , who want to enter a photography competition, had an idea to take a picture of the two of them kissing in a forest. Makoto agreed to do this and the two kissed for the very first time. Ever since that day, however, Shizuru ups and disappears from Makoto's life. Written by expendaworzt

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

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$5,751,542
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Beautiful scenery and story
19 August 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

What happens when you have so many talented actors, and a writer get together to make a movie ? The result is rather obvious.

Based on a novel by Takushi Ichikawa, "Tada kimi o aishiteru" is a love story that spans several years featuring Aoi Miyazaki from her days as college student until she matures as a woman. Hiroshi Tamaki also puts in good performance as he usually does.

However, the story follows a pat formula, and is rather bland. What makes it worth watching is the beautiful scenery the movie is shot under. Japanese really knows how to capture beauty in nature like nobody else.

It's a bit artsy love romance movie shot at great timing when Tamaki, and Miyazaki were at the height of their youth. One of the better movies to come out of Japan in the past 10 years.


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