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Kimi wa iiko (2015)

This movie has an ensemble cast which draws normal people who might be living next door, in any normal town. And it draws various problems like child abuse, chain of abuse, negligence, ... See full summary »

Director:

Mipo Oh

Writers:

Hatsue Nakawaki (short story), Ryô Takada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki ... Yoko
Amon Kabe Amon Kabe
Michie Kita Michie Kita ... Akiko
Mei Kurokawa Mei Kurokawa
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra ... Tadashi
Ryôta Matsushima Ryôta Matsushima
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono ... Masami
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Takuya
Yasuko Tomita ... Kazumi
Chika Uchida Chika Uchida
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Storyline

This movie has an ensemble cast which draws normal people who might be living next door, in any normal town. And it draws various problems like child abuse, chain of abuse, negligence, teasing, which might exist in any town, more than a little. The problems could be solved sometimes by "kindness" and "consideration" of people. When it comes to know in a family which is closest and smallest community for us that there is someone who has lost those feelings, what people can do? If it comes to know, just go and talk. Just go and hold their hand. It is possible that people could be saved only by that. Plants die if they don't receive nutrient, people also die without the "kindness" of someone. The "kindness" can definitely save someone, it blossoms flower in that person and someone else could also be saved. There is possibility, since everyone was once a child and someone's neighbor. This movie draws the light arising out of series of such feeling.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 June 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Good See more »

Filming Locations:

Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Helping each other. It's humanity at its finest. But.
3 July 2017 | by KFLSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies whose cinematic heart is in the right place, but which falls short in the execution. To some extent anyways.

We have maybe a dozen characters here, tracing three separate story lines, cadged from three separate short stories by a Japanese author. They depict people who have various problems; parent-child abuse in two cases, while others are more complex.

The most important character is a young male grade school teacher who is often unable to control his class, but at the same time brings a fresh perspective to his work, especially WRT an assignment he gives his charges at the end.

...unfortunately, several of the performances, and a number of the plot developments, strain credulity. Some parts are quite easy to believe; others are, frankly, borderline absurd.

Which is a pity, because the recurring theme, about how by helping others we help ourselves, is noble and worthwhile and so, so right. But verisimilitude is important too, and in this respect, Being Good does not always ring true.


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