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Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)

Yu wo wakasuhodo no atsui ai (original title)
A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to... See full summary »

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Ryôta Nakano

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Ryôta Nakano (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa ... Futaba Kono
Hana Sugisaki ... Azumi Kono
Aoi Itô Aoi Itô ... Ayuko Katase
Yukiko Shinohara Yukiko Shinohara ... Kimie Sakamaki
Tarô Suruga Tarô Suruga ... Takimoto
Tôri Matsuzaka Tôri Matsuzaka ... Takumi Mukai
Joe Odagiri ... Kazuhiro Kono
Nanoka Matsubara Nanoka Matsubara ... 'Mean Girls' Leader
Shuhei Eto Shuhei Eto ... Teacher
Kagetora Miura Kagetora Miura ... Mr. Aso
Sôtarô Tanaka Sôtarô Tanaka
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Hiroshi Suzuki Hiroshi Suzuki
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A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to retrieve her husband who has vanished and get the family business restarted. She needs to help her daughter be able to pick after herself. Will the family bonds grow stronger or wither? Written by aghaemi

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Japanese

Release Date:

29 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahavata martikha et mei ha'ambat See more »

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Japan's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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Futaba Sachino: I don't want to lose the meaning of my existence just to prolong my life for a little while.
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Powerful film that leaves viewers with great emotional impact
8 December 2017 | by reimondo-agSee all my reviews

This is a great film, showcasing how strong a woman and a mother can be. This is a story of an extremely mentally strong woman who has touched the lives of people around her some close, some not so.

I have managed to watch this film as part of the film festival in Sydney and this was the movie that I was most emotionally felt and touched. This film made me remember my mother who was as equally strong mentally and supported me and my siblings alone. was hard to hold back my tears. Not just me, the other audience must have felt too as I heard a few people crying.

Not only she, herself is strong, but she also showed the others in need how to get stronger and supported the people around her. The people in turn supported her when she was in need of their help. And they are so willing to do anything for her.

This is a film about family struggles, undying toughness when faced with adverse reality, the importance of the care, love and support of loved ones. Very aptly titled film - her love is so strong and heated that it can even boil water.


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