Nhat Ha comes to Higashikawa to find her father and accidentally meets Akira. They gradually form an unlikely bond through the language of 35mm film photography. Unfortunately, she does not know that Akira is hiding her a secret.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phuong Anh Dao Phuong Anh Dao ... Nhat Ha
Takafumi Akutsu Takafumi Akutsu ... Akira Yukimura
Cong Ninh Nguyen Cong Ninh Nguyen ... Nhat Minh
Noriko Takimoto Noriko Takimoto ... Tomoe
Ben Pham Ben Pham ... Duy Anh (Shinichi)
Akira Hatsusegawa Akira Hatsusegawa ... Kata
Norihiro Takimoto Norihiro Takimoto ... Adachi
Mizuki Miyauchi Mizuki Miyauchi ... Michiko
Sayaka Mitsuta Sayaka Mitsuta ... Ran
Nikolai Dinh Nikolai Dinh ... Nhat Ha's Ex-Boyfriend
Huu Son Nguyen Huu Son Nguyen ... Photography Club Member #1
Tran Hoang My Nguyen Tran Hoang My Nguyen ... Photography Club Member #2
Na Chan Na Chan ... Photography Club Member #3
Diem Thy Diem Thy ... Me Ha (Nhat Ha's Mother) (as Vo Thi Diem Thy)
Ngan Khanh Ngan Khanh ... Nhat Ha (10 Years Old) (as Vo Ngoc Khanh Ngan)


HA, a Vietnamese young woman, comes to Higashikawa for the first time to find her father. She accidentally meets AKIRA, a Japanese photographer, and finds out that her father has passed away years ago. She asks AKIRA, who was inspired by her father in using 35mm film camera, to bring her to her father's most favorite places in town.

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I come here to forget one person. You come here to remember one person.


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If one day, you run out of rom-com to watch then please try Summer In Closed Eyes
7 February 2019 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of cheesy romance movie and I don't think anyone can make a fish out of water love story and the romance genre as a whole less predictable with a new twist but I do understand the important of the genre so today I decided to watch one and to make it more interesting of all the best one that I can choose I picked Summer In Closed Eyes because it is a join product of my country Vietnam with Japan and the result is a fun, heartfelt movie that I think many people will enjoy of course myself included. The cinematography is very good with many beautiful location of Higashikawa the town of photography in Hokkaido being fully used and for the cast full of unknown actors they all bring their best effort to the table to make the movie as much enjoyable as possible and I really appreciate that. I find the way the movie create a more strong relationship between two main characters in the last haft kind of forced and unnecessary but luckily it not ruined the ending of the movie at all.

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Release Date:

25 May 2018 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Nhắm Mắt Thấy Mùa Hè See more »

Filming Locations:

Higashikawa, Japan See more »


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$300,000 (estimated)
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