Separated mother Kaoruko awaits the graduation of their daughter for the divorce proceedings to begin and subsequently be finalized. Tragedy strikes when the daughter will never graduate. She is comatose and brain dead due to an accident.
Mogami Takeshi works at the Tokyo prosecutor's office focusing on violent criminal cases. Okino Keiichiro admires him and is happy to be assigned to work with Mogami. When a money lender is... See full summary »
Noriko is a university student. By her mother's recommendation, Noriko begins attending a Japanese tea ceremony near her house with her cousin Michiko. There, Noriko learns from Teacher ... See full summary »
Yasumi Tamio is a senior manager at the company, but has seen his career stall. There are others around him who also deserve promotions and recognition. They are hard and committed workers.... See full summary »
After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father's debt, she must reunite with them to run the ... See full summary »
Kazu works for family at a café. There is a belief that occupying a specific table seat at a table allows the occupant to travel back in time. While the traveller can choose the destination... See full summary »
One day, a visitor leaves Hideki a memo of his unborn daughter's name "Chisa". Two years later, Hideki's house is attacked by a sinister presence. To protect his family, Hideki asks for help to perform a ritual to break an unknown spell.
Con men and con women Dako, Boku-chan and Lichard are professionals who know the angles, vulnerabilities, disguise and planning. They go to work in Hong Kong and are adept at siphoning huge... See full summary »
Hibiki is a precocious 15-year-old with a penchant for writing. She enters her novel to literary magazine Mokuren for nomination, but it does not satisfy conditions for their Rookie of the ... See full summary »
Shinichiro is lonely for two reasons. He lost his family in an accident when he was younger. He also has an unusual and morbid ability to see through and beyond the corporal bodies of those... See full summary »
Separated mother Kaoruko who has two offsprings from her estranged husband awaits the graduation of their daughter for the divorce proceedings to begin and subsequently be finalized. That is the couple's agreement. Tragedy strikes when the daughter will never graduate. She is comatose and brain dead due to an accident. The dilemma is whether to pull the plug and donate the girl's organs or await indefinitely to see if an unlikely healing will occur.Written by
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One-Line Review: The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps / Moral Tearjerker / 6 Stars
A tearjerker that asks the right moral question at the end (what to do with a person in a vegetative state?) goes full-blown emotional to convey its message, The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps is overall a mopy drama that is bound to depress you if you are easily moved by human despair and hardships. TN.
(Watched and reviewed at its India premiere at the 3rd Japanese Film Festival of India in Mumbai.)
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