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The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (2018)

Ningyo no nemuru ie (original title)
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.

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers:

Keigo Higashino (novel), Eriko Shinozaki (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Rina Kawaei Rina Kawaei ... Mao Kawashima
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Chizuko
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Kazumasa Harima
Kentarô Sakaguchi ... Yuya Hoshino
Ryôko Shinohara ... Kaoruko Harima
Min Tanaka ... Tatsuo Harima
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka ... Shindo
Sayaka Yamaguchi Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Miharu
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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 aghaemi

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This film was a part of Japanese film festival in India. See more »

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One-Line Review: The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps / Moral Tearjerker / 6 Stars
29 January 2020 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (Japan) See more »

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$8,011,220
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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