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Boku no kaeru basho (2017)

A Burmese family of four is living in Japan. One day they get a letter that will change their lives forever - Based on a true story, this is a tale of love that crosses borders.


Akio Fujimoto
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Credited cast:
Issace Issace
Htet Myat Naing Htet Myat Naing
Kuromiya Niina Kuromiya Niina
Kaung Myat Thu Kaung Myat Thu
Khin Myat Thu Khin Myat Thu
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda
Kitagawa Yuuki Kitagawa Yuuki


*Passage of Life is based on a true story in the beginning of the 2010s. It was shot in 2014 by a production team of both Japanese and Burmese people. *Passage of Life shows the reality of a Burmese family living in Tokyo that immigrated to Japan with no visa, like many others did after the 8888 Uprising occurred in Myanmar. They spend their days wondering when the right time to return home is. *Passage of Life shows life in Myanmar in the middle of rapid economic change. *Passage of Life is about a family that just wants to be together, but is separated by two countries. *Passage of Life depicts the inner struggles of a 7 year-old boy who has two national identities and is struggling with a great change in his environment. *Passage of Life was born through intimate communication between a Burmese family and a Japanese director. This is what Passage of Life is about.

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Japan | Myanmar


Japanese | Burmese

Release Date:

29 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

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E.x.N K.K. See more »
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