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2008

Hotaru no haka

Grave of the Fireflies

火垂るの墓

(c)2008 "Grave of the Fireflies" patners

(c)2008 "Grave of the Fireflies" patners

(c)2008 "Grave of the Fireflies" patners

(c)2008 "Grave of the Fireflies" patners

Release Date
July, 5th, 2008
Running Time
100 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby SR

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Grave of the Fireflies partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

PAL Entertainments Production

[ Story ]

A live-action version of the human drama based on Nosaka Akiyuki's novel of the same title, which is known for the animated version from Studio Ghibli. Hyugaji Taro of Portrait of the Wind boldly filmed it all on location in Hyogo prefecture. The serene pictures beautifully reveal the tragedy in Japan during the war.
In June 1945 during the air raid in Kobe, Seita (Yoshitake Reo) and his sister Setsuko (Hatakeyama Rina) lose their sick mother. As their father has been out of contact since he had gone off to war, the brother and sister are taken in by a distant relative in Nishinomiya. Unable to stand the ill-treatment by their aunt (Matsuzaka Keiko), Seita and Setsuko move into a bomb shelter to live alone together. As the war worsens, Setsuko gradually wastes away. Seita cheers Setsuko and tries his best to survive while reminding himself of their kind mother, strict father, and the peaceful days only a few months back. Finally, the day of Japan's defeat arrives.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.hotarunohaka.jp/

[ Contact (International) ]

Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc.
International Team

Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Attn: International Team
fax: +81 3 6837 2637
E-mail: overseas@bnfw.co.jp
https://www.bnfw.co.jp/en/

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