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Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (2006)

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Heavenly Forest See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Simply Beautiful
30 December 2008 | by chong_yew_ongSee all my reviews

Tada, kimi wo aishiteru is definitely one of the most beautiful films ever made. A simple story between two brilliantly presented characters: Makoto (Tamaki Hiroshi) and Shizuru (Miyazaki Aoi) conveys a powerful message of life.

Photography as an art form is really beautiful because it captures the little memories - of things that may seem simple to people but are in fact meaningful to us. Memories like a smile of a loved one, our friends, of good times, and of nature.

Featuring incredibly artistic photography by Miyazaki Aoi (who dragged random people away from their busy lives in New York, to take their photos), stunning cinematography, beautiful music and one of the best acting performances ever captured on film, this is the perfect film for today's world that is suffering the cost of excessive greed. It is a magnificent film for promoting environmentalism and of treasuring the beauty of the things we take for granted.


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