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Futatsume no mado (2014)

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On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love.

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Naomi Kawase

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Naomi Kawase (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Nijirô Murakami Nijirô Murakami ... Kaito
Junko Abe ... Kyôko (as Jun Yoshinaga)
Miyuki Matsuda ... Isa
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Tôru
Makiko Watanabe ... Misaki
Jun Murakami ... Atsushi
Hideo Sakaki Hideo Sakaki
Sadae Sakae Sadae Sakae
Kazurô Maeda Kazurô Maeda
Mitsuaki Nakano Mitsuaki Nakano
Yukiharu Kawabata Yukiharu Kawabata
Yukiyo Maeda Yukiyo Maeda
Kinue Yasuda Kinue Yasuda
Fujio Tokita Fujio Tokita
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On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Japan | Spain

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Still the Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Amami, Kagoshima, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Japanese title of the film, Futatsume no mado, literally means 'the second window'. See more »

Soundtracks

Kaito & Atsushi
Composed by Hashiken
Piano by David Hadjadj
Cello by Maeva Le Berre
Arranged and Performed by David Hadjadj and Maeva Le Berre
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Very deep and moving
13 October 2014 | by leo-lester-leoSee all my reviews

Death, love, commitment...the movie treats those question in a very human rhythm, and surprises you in its deepness. I was moved to tears.

It's set in a paradisaical coast of a Japanase island, full of light and sea. The actors are impressively true and beautiful.

Japanase music being played and sang was a real plus too. The few scenes happening in Tokyo were a really good reflection to appreciate better the lifestyle in that countryside.

the last third of the movie was maybe a little bit slow to reveal itself, but it saved some great scenes and was matching the rest of it.

It's also socially and culturally very enriching and interesting. Leaves you with true surprises about the way these kids behave towards losing someone, towards relationships, etc.


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