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Omoide no Mânî (2014)

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Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant preteen girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.

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Joan G. Robinson (based on the novel by), Keiko Niwa (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Takatsuki Sara Takatsuki ... Anna Sasaki (voice)
Kasumi Arimura Kasumi Arimura ... Marnie (voice)
Nanako Matsushima ... Yoriko Sasaki (voice)
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Kiyomasa Oiwa (voice)
Toshie Negishi Toshie Negishi ... Setsu Oiwa (voice)
Ryôko Moriyama Ryôko Moriyama ... Elderly Lady (voice)
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Nanny (voice)
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki ... Hisako (voice)
Yûko Kaida Yûko Kaida ... Marnie's Mother (voice)
Hiroyuki Morisaki Hiroyuki Morisaki ... Art Teacher (voice)
Takuma Otoo Takuma Otoo ... Neighborhood Association Officer (voice)
Hana Sugisaki ... Sayaka (voice)
Shigeyuki Totsugi ... Marnie's Father (voice)
Ken Yasuda ... Toichi (voice)
Yô Ôizumi ... Dr. Yamashita (voice)
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Storyline

A 12-year-old girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with long, flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. Written by David On

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Promise we'll remain a secret, forever.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 July 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El recuerdo de Marnie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,282, 29 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$765,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,152,556
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Sheeta' from 'Laputa, Castle in the Sky' makes a cameo appearance behind Anna and Nobuko during the light party. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Atashi-tachi mo Odorimashou!
Written by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Performed by Kasumi Arimura
Courtesy of Studio Ghibli
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Out of the dark
16 August 2014 | by k-sky123See all my reviews

Have you experienced a feeling like this? The kind of feeling that your sorrow and loneliness nailed you down and you fell into the deep darkness alone, then you stood up, and finds sparks and sparks of lights appeared, leading you to the end of the nightmare, and when came out, you found the sunshine was warmer than ever? This is the movie "when Marnie was there".

I like this movie. It's a story about two lonely girls, about family and the world, magical but real. As a OCD viewer, my left brain kept investigating who that girl is, and my right was eager to know what will happen next. The good thing is, however, both my brains were astonished and satisfied again and again, unlike how other Ghibli movies roll. This new film, which is the first one after the retirement of the two great founders, shows the skills and talent of the next generation Ghibli artists. Future is saved, or maybe better?

And as many Ghibli movies, "when Marnie was there" is full of beautiful paintings and musics, voices recreating the characters vividly, and an unforgettable theme song in the end. The story, like I said, is fabulous. I don't like spoiling movies, and the secret in this case is the core and foundation of everything. I'll leave it to you to discover. Enjoy!


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