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There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)

Umi no futa (original title)
Mari grew tired of living in Tokyo and decided to move back to her small hometown in Shizuoka Prefecture. She opens a small store selling ice flakes with syrup which she enjoys herself. ... See full summary »

Director:

Keisuke Toyoshima

Writers:

Banana Yoshimoto (based on the novel by), Hisako Kurosawa (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akiko Kikuchi Akiko Kikuchi ... Mari
Azusa Mine Azusa Mine ... Hajime
Yukichi Kobayashi Yukichi Kobayashi ... Osamu
Orime Amagi Orime Amagi ... Mother
Keiichi Suzuki Keiichi Suzuki ... Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mutsuko Haba Mutsuko Haba
Kokoro Hirasawa Kokoro Hirasawa
Hiroyuki Shigeta Hiroyuki Shigeta
Mutsuo Yoshioka Mutsuo Yoshioka
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Mari grew tired of living in Tokyo and decided to move back to her small hometown in Shizuoka Prefecture. She opens a small store selling ice flakes with syrup which she enjoys herself. Mari runs the store with Hajime-chan who has a large burn scar on her face. Written by Subrat Jain

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

There Is No Lid on the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Life goes on
24 October 2017 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...this movie is very good directed. The shots, the color palette and the music(or lack off)interacting with the Sea s sound on and off are all items precisely crafted here making ordinary looks naturally. Yes, is a "suave" ongoing story, that in reality is more than one at the same time; however, the plot is not too focused in all these other potential stories, but for the wiser watcher, are all there: love stories (though love is not strong enough);growing; the economic problems in small towns; migration; lack of youth with enough guts to take control of these areas; struggling businesses; stubborn people et all.

All that occur in a lovely little vacation town besides the Sea.


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