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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 »

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Credited cast:
... Mitsuya Majime
... Kaguya Hayashi
... Masashi Nishioka
... Kouhei Araki
Gô Katô ... Tomosuke Matsumoto
... Midori Kishibe
Misako Watanabe ... Take
Chizuru Ikewaki ... Remi Miyoshi
Shingo Tsurumi ... Director Murakoshi
Hiroko Isayama ... Kaori Sasaki
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Chie Matsumoto
Shôhei Uno ... Shinichiro Miyamoto
Ryû Morioka ... Egawa
Yoshiki Saitô ... Kobayashi
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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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my favorite movie
30 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. The story is about that a man, Majime, completes new dictionary. Majime moves to an editing dictionary office in publish company. He is quiet and not good at communicating with others, but he is attracted by editing a dictionary. Therefore, he can get along with other editors at the same office. Then, he becomes expressive. I didn't know that it takes many years to complete one dictionary and how to make a dictionary until I watched this movie. It is very hard. The last scene so moving that I'm smiling instinctively. Also, Majime lodges at Take's house. He loves a daughter of Take, Kaguya. At first, Majime can't convey the feeling to her, but they gradually become friends. I like the mood between them. They can understand each other in spite of a little word. It is an ideal and so nice.


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