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In This Corner of the World (2016)

Kono sekai no katasumi ni (original title)
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Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director:

Sunao Katabuchi

Writers:

Sunao Katabuchi, Fumiyo Kono (manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Non Non ... Suzu (voice) (as Rena Nounen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ... Keiko (voice)
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Sumi (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... San (voice)
Todd Haberkorn ... Shusaku (voice)
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Sumi (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya ... Shusaku (voice)
Natsuki Inaba Natsuki Inaba ... Harumi (voice)
Nanase Iwai Nanase Iwai ... Rin (voice)
Minori Omi Minori Omi ... Michiko (voice)
Daisuke Ono ... Akira (voice)
Jason Palmer ... Tetsu (voice)
Laura Post ... Suzu (voice)
Tengai Shibuya Tengai Shibuya ... (voice)
Mayumi Shintani Mayumi Shintani ... San (voice)
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Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live. Written by aghaemi

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including war-related images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 November 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

In This Corner of the World See more »

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Mappa,Genco See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Version of Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2011) See more »

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kanashikite yarikirena
by Kotringo
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Suzu pedals
17 August 2017 | by David FergusonSee all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. There is something hypnotic about the hand-drawn animation of writer/director Sunao Katabuchi's film based on the 2007-09 Japanese manga (comic) by Fumiyo Kouno. With some similarities to Takahata's 1988 classic Grave of the Fireflies, it's more than a wartime drama – it's a story of the human spirit.

It's 1935 and Suzu is a young girl who lives in Eba, a town in Hiroshima. She is an exceptional artist with a vibrant imagination and an adventurous approach to life. Her innocence and pleasant childhood existence is rocked when, as a teenager, she receives an out-of-the-blue marriage proposal from a stranger. Life with his family in Kure forces Suzu into a daily routine of cleaning, mending and cooking – all while longing for her family in Eba.

The film clicks through the months and years, and provides a history of war time from the perspective of a family and village. While the date of August 6, 1945 hovers on the viewer's mind, we experience how family dynamics are affected by war time. For Suzu, her daily routines such as food preparation provide a necessary structure and distraction, despite the ever-worsening shortage of food and supplies. These stresses are compounded by air raid warnings over the radio and Suzu suffers through vivid nightmares.

We so easily connect with Suzu as she continually fights through hardships – both physical and emotional – because of her determination to live a good life and overcome all obstacles. This is such expert story telling with a beautiful presentation, that the film periodically reminds us that war is close by. Even in a war torn country, the people must find a way to go about daily life while treasuring the rare moments of joy and understanding the strength of togetherness. It's rare that an animated movie can deliver such a humanist look at fully formed characters and their feelings … all within a historical setting.


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