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Dearest (2012)

Anata e (original title)
A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

Director:

Yasuo Furuhata

Writer:

Takeshi Aoshima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Takakura ... Eiji Kurashima
Yûko Tanaka Yûko Tanaka ... Yôko Kurashima
Kôichi Satô ... Nanbara
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ... Yûji Tamiya
Kimiko Yo ... Tamiko Hamasaki
Haruka Ayase ... Naoko Hamasaki
Takahiro Miura ... Takuya Ôura
Takashi Okamura Takashi Okamura ... Restaurant patron
Toshie Negishi ... (as Kie Negishi)
Kô Inoue Kô Inoue ... (as Yasushi Inoue)
Karin Okada Karin Okada
Yuka Nozawa Yuka Nozawa
Nobuhiro Mitomo Nobuhiro Mitomo
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Gorô Ôura
Kyôzô Nagatsuka Kyôzô Nagatsuka ... Kazuo Tsukamoto
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A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

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Drama

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Waves of the Danube
Composed by Iosif Ivanovici
Trumpet heard at the fishing port
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Dearest - A rich journey through Japan
29 July 2013 | by pandahwatchSee all my reviews

Recently widowed Eiji receives a letter from his late wife, Yoko, asking him to take her ashes back to her hometown. Wondering why she had never mentioned this to him in person, he embarks on a road trip in order to fulfill her wishes, meeting people along the way who shed light on her past. All the while Eiji is impelled by the promise of a second letter, which he can only claim once his task is completed.

Dearest, a compelling and melancholy drama, is targeting your tear canals. Many times during the film viewers is treated to some really gorgeous cinematography and nice melodies, which only make this journey a bit harder. A couple of interesting characters helps making Eiji's trip a more exciting one, including a cameo by director and actor Takeshi Kitano.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 August 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Brangusis See more »

Filming Locations:

Toyama Prison, Toyama, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,723,916
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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