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The Long Excuse (2016)

Nagai iiwake (original title)
Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief,or lack of it, in ... See full summary »

Director:

Miwa Nishikawa

Writers:

Miwa Nishikawa (screenplay), Miwa Nishikawa (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masahiro Motoki ... Sachio Kinugasa
Pistol Takehara Pistol Takehara ... Yoichi Omiya
Eri Fukatsu ... Natsuko Kinugasa
Kenshin Fujita Kenshin Fujita ... Shinpei Omiya
Tamaki Shiratori Tamaki Shiratori ... Akari Omiya
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Shinsuke Kishimoto
Haru Kuroki ... Chihiro Fukunaga
Keiko Horiuchi Keiko Horiuchi ... Yuki, Yoichi's wife
Maho Yamada Maho Yamada ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jiji Bû Jiji Bû
Chikako Hara Chikako Hara
Hideto Iwai Hideto Iwai
Suon Kan Suon Kan
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka
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Storyline

Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief,or lack of it, in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident.

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Official Sites:

Japan

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

#5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,870
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ombra mai fu
from the opera "Xerxes"
Written by Georg Frideric Haendel
performed by Aoi Teshima
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The Kids Are Alright
19 April 2017 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This is a solid entry in the genre of kids thawing out the frozen heart of an adult. The two appealing kids are particularly good actors, and make it easier to accept the rather sudden transformation of the main character. This movie should appeal to all but the most jaded and cynical.


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