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Fune wo amu (2013)

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director:

Yûya Ishii

Writers:

Shiwon Miura (based on the novel by), Kensaku Watanabe (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Mitsuya Majime
Aoi Miyazaki ... Kaguya Hayashi
Joe Odagiri ... Masashi Nishioka
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Kouhei Araki
Gô Katô Gô Katô ... Tomosuke Matsumoto
Haru Kuroki ... Midori Kishibe
Misako Watanabe Misako Watanabe ... Take
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki ... Remi Miyoshi
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi ... Director Murakoshi
Hiroko Isayama Hiroko Isayama ... Kaori Sasaki
Kaoru Yachigusa Kaoru Yachigusa ... Chie Matsumoto
Shôhei Uno Shôhei Uno ... Shinichiro Miyamoto
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka ... Egawa
Yoshiki Saitô Yoshiki Saitô ... Kobayashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kumiko Asô Kumiko Asô ... Actress On Poster
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Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems. Will 'The Great Passage' ever be completed? Written by Nuno Ferreira

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 April 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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1.85 : 1
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Official submission of Japan to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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A Wise but Not Perfect Film
18 March 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

For this film, keeping the sense of ritual is a very wise choice. Not only the abundant details brought strong persuasion for this slightly old-fashioned story, but also make the enjoyment of some independent chapters prominent, skillfully cover up the fact that the structure of script is not organized very well as a whole. What's more, the idea of the sheer artisan spirit is more about respect than empathy, so the film adds some straightaway, popular emotion to make audience feel sympathy, however, it seems make the film a bit off the point.


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