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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.
Ombra mai fu
from the opera "Xerxes"
Written by Georg Frideric Haendel
performed by Aoi Teshima See more »
Watch this because of Koreeda-san
After watch a lot of movies by Koreeda-san, I wonder if there is any today japanese director who follows his path. Do the same kind of movie. After some intense googling, they lead me to Miwa Nishikawa. Turned out I have watch "Dream for Sale" (2012) before and its not good. So I lower my expectation for this "Long Excuse" and yeah, its good. Its like a rough version of Koreeda's kind of film. Its not smooth but its kind of enjoyable. Make me want to try "Sway" and "Dear Doctor" later but I must know that she is not Koreeda. She is Nishikawa!
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