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  • The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

  • Annabel is a terminally ill cancer patient and is quietly awaiting her death spending her time studying nature. Enoch is struggling to recover from the death of his parents and spends his time attending funerals with his only friend - a ghost named Hiroshi who was a WWII Japanese kamikaze pilot. Just as Annabel's sister is trying to cope with Annabel's impending death, Annabel and Enoch fall in love. They both finally have a reason to live, but is it too late to have a life together?

  • Enoch Brae is a morbid teenager that enjoys attending funerals. He meets the teenager Annabel Cotton in a memorial service and they start to see each other. Enoch has lost his parents in a car accident and lives with his aunt Mabel. His best and only friend is the ghost of the Japanese kamikaze pilot Hiroshi Takahashi and Enoch neither goes to school nor has a car. Annabel is terminal with brain tumor and lives with her sister Elizabeth and her mother Rachel. She loves to read about birds, especially the water birds. Soon the unlikely couple falls in love with each other improving their lives.


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  • The film is a complex romantic drama about first love between two teenagers who are both struggling with grief and mortality. During the joyous experience of their burgeoning romance, Annabelle (Waskiowski) and Enoch, offer each other unique perspectives about life and death -- helping the other to appreciate the beauty of life, with laughter and through fresh eyes. Enoch offers Annabelle support and love as she reckons with her own mortality which simultaneously, becomes a healing experience for Enoch to help him come to terms with the loss of his parents. This movie has not yet been rated by the M.P.A.A., but is expected to be rated PG-13.

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