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Journey to the Shore (2015)

Kishibe no tabi (original title)
Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (screenplay), Kazumi Yumoto (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eri Fukatsu ... Mizuki
Tadanobu Asano ... Yûsuke
Masao Komatsu Masao Komatsu ... Shimakage
Mika Muraoka Mika Muraoka
Tetsuya Chiba Tetsuya Chiba ... Jinnai
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki ... Kaoru
Masaaki Akahori Masaaki Akahori
Miho Fukaya Miho Fukaya
Yumiko Ise Yumiko Ise
Yô Takahashi Yô Takahashi
Hideyuki Okamoto Hideyuki Okamoto
Daiki Fujino Daiki Fujino ... Ryota
Kana Matsumoto Kana Matsumoto
Sora Ishii Sora Ishii
Ryû Hoshi Ryû Hoshi
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Storyline

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Shore See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Journey To The Shore: Not as beautiful as expected
3 July 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I heard good things about director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, I heard his movies are works of art and tear at the emotional heartstrings like a cat through newly decorated wallpaper.

The premise is beautiful, the performances aren't bad and I had such high hopes but came away unfulfilled. I'm not saying Journey To The Shore is a bad film, I'm just saying they took a great concept and neutered it.

Telling the story of a widow going on a road trip with her late husbands ghost I found myself struggling to care about the characters and simply not understanding the rules to ghosts and their connection to this world.

The last time I was this confused about ghosts in a movie it was the Paranormal Activity series and the thing I was confused about was why in the blue hell I was watching them!


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