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The 8-Year Engagement (2017)

8-nengoshi no hanayome (original title)
Twenty-somethings Hisashi and Mai are engaged. When suddenly Mai's heart stops and she falls into a coma all Hisashi can do is remain by her side, albeit without knowing whether she might ... See full summary »

Director:

Takahisa Zeze

Writers:

Hisashi Nakahara (based on the book by), Mai Nakahara (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tao Tsuchiya ... Mai Nakahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanji Furutachi ... CEO of Somen Factory
Kenta Hamano Kenta Hamano ... Kosuke Murota
Keisuke Horibe ... Doctor Wada
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shibata
Yuri Nakamura ... Mamiko Shimao
Takeru Satoh ... Hisashi (as Takeru Satô)
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Koji Nakahara
Hiroko Yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Hatsumi Nakahara
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Twenty-somethings Hisashi and Mai are engaged. When suddenly Mai's heart stops and she falls into a coma all Hisashi can do is remain by her side, albeit without knowing whether she might improve. Things look up when Mai finally comes out of the coma and becomes conscious again, but she has suffered brain damage and cannot remember her man. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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$24,425,963
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Good Enough
6 October 2018 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

Actually, I wasn't expecting to like this movie. Usually real stories are poorly presented and they lack the intensity of emotions that other films provide. However, this one is one of the good ones. The story starts softly, with how the couple met and got engaged. Soon, the girl goes into coma and the family and her fiance struggle to cope with it. Kudos to the film makers for not focusing on the coma period too much and making the plot boring. So, soon the girl wakes up, but she can't remember anyone, especially her fiance. It was nice to watch how she was trying to regain her life gradually, while the people around her helped her. The love story was stronger and more tragic at that part of the movie. In addition to the story and the well execution of it, the performances were really good. Especially from the girl, who was amazing. She played the coma state perfectly without overdoing it and she also potrayed her rehabilitation process really well.


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