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Sand Clock (2008)

Sunadokei (original title)
Following her parents' divorce Ann and her mother move to her maternal grandmother's house in Shimane Prefecture. Adding to the stress is how they are not integrating well at their new home... See full summary »


Shinsuke Sato


Hinako Ashihara (based upon the novel), Shinsuke Sato (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Nao Matsushita Nao Matsushita ... Ann Minase - adult
Kaho Kaho ... Ann Minase - high school student
Shunya Isaka Shunya Isaka ... Daigo Kitamura - adult
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Daigo Kitamura - high school student (as Sosuke Ikematsu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masaaki Akahori Masaaki Akahori
Anri Ban Anri Ban ... Shiika Tsukishima - adult
Shiho Fujimura ... Misayo Uegusa
Tôru Kazama Tôru Kazama ... Masahiro Minase
Kana Kurashina ... Rika
Anri Okamoto Anri Okamoto ... Shiika Tsukishima - high school student
Mizuho Takasugi Mizuho Takasugi ... Keiichiro Sakura
Aoi Tatsumi Aoi Tatsumi
Naho Toda ... Miwako Uegusa
Kenta Tsukada Kenta Tsukada ... Fuji Tsukishima


Following her parents' divorce Ann and her mother move to her maternal grandmother's house in Shimane Prefecture. Adding to the stress is how they are not integrating well at their new home. Ann's mother commits suicide. The consolation for Ann is school-mate Daigo who is loving and helpful, but that is soon to be taken away due to the new distance between them. They grow older and drift apart, but there is still love there when they do reunite. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Romance







Release Date:

26 April 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sand Clock See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Love story set on beautiful scenery
14 August 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Sand Clock or "Sunadokei" is about a love story between Ann Uekusa, and Daigo Kimura.

Ann (Kaho) moves back to her grandma's place in Shimane after her parent's divorce. Her and her mother are not exactly welcomed at the house. Ann meets Daigo (Sosuke Ikematsu) who goes to the same school, and helps Ann find a part time job where he works. Ann's mother commits suicide from the stress in life. Daigo promise Ann that he would protect her. After few years, they are mature enough to fall in love, but Ann' father comes to pick her up from Tokyo. Ann and Daigo now has a long distance romance, but they start to drift away. 10 years later Ann returns to Shimane with a fiancé, but she doesn't consummate her marriage with her fiancé. She still has feelings for Daigo, and the same is true for him as well.

The movie is based on a comic of the same title by Hinako Ashihara. It chronicles the growth of a girl from 14 on, until she matures as an adult.

The most superb part of this movie is its cinematography. Every scene is beautifully shot. Especially the natural landscape of Shimane prefecture where Ann grow's up. Second best part is the casting. Sosuke Ikematsu as Daigo, and Kaho as Ann was superb. Matsushita Nao as the grown up Ann was also great. Story wasn't so compelling, but everything looked so beautiful that it almost didn't matter.

There's also a TV series by the same title with different casting.

If you like slow burn love romance, this movie is for you.

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