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Dirty Hearts (2011)

Corações Sujos (original title)
In 1945 the war was not over in Brazil: A death squad assassinated all the Japanese immigrants who accepted defeat.


Vicente Amorim


David França Mendes (screenplay), Fernando Morais (book)
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Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Takahashi
Takako Tokiwa Takako Tokiwa ... Miyuki
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda ... Colonel Watanabe
Shun Sugata ... Sasaki
Kimiko Yo ... Naomi
Eduardo Moscovis ... Sub-Delegado
Celine Fukumoto Celine Fukumoto ... Akemi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Oshiro Ricardo Oshiro ... Sato


In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants that accepted the truth were persecuted. Some were hunted down and assassinated - by their own countrymen - causing the start of a new, private war. Dirty Hearts is a thriller and love story told by the wife of one of the fanatics dedicated to preach Japanese victory. Little by little, she watches her husband, a hard-working immigrant, become an assassin and their love story fade away. Written by Anonymous

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Miyuki, Takahashi's wife, despite being a teacher, does not utter one single word on screen, only on narration at the beginning and at the end of the movie. See more »

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Great novel compressed in few characters!!
30 May 2018 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Who read the book like me had thrilled when the movie come out, l got my Blu-ray copy in stand by for while expecting the right moment to enjoy the so awaited picture, unfortunately the whole project was flopped in a brief concept to save money driving force in a few characters imported from Japan, bad adaptation for so powerful real facts, the picture survives in agony, the director's maybe was more interested in japanese's maked than never, forgeting that story concern with Brazilian matter cos they were Brazilians at those time, a lack of all this could explains two reviews only!!!


First watch: 2018 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-ray / Rating: 7

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Japanese | Portuguese

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil


Box Office


BRL8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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