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2008

Sono hi no maeni

Scenery to Remember

その日のまえに

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Release Date
November, 1st, 2008
Running Time
139 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
DTS

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

2008""Scenery to Remember"" Film Partners, WOWOW, PSC, Kadokawa Pictures

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Kadokawa Pictures

[ Story ]

A Naoki Prize winning author, Shigematsu Kiyoshi's collection of novels of the same title, has been adapted to a film by Obayashi Nobuhiko, who won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Berlin International Film Festival for his SADA. The script is by Ichikawa Shinichi, who worked with Obayashi for Summer Among the Zombies.
A successful illustrator, Hinohara Takehiro (Nambara Kiyotaka), lives a happy life with his wife Toshiko (Nagasaku Hiromi), who has supported him all these years since the early struggling days, and their two sons. Feeling unwell, Toshiko has a check up one day and is told, out of the blue, that her days are numbered. When Toshiko is allowed out of the hospital temporarily, Takehiro and Toshiko travel to Hamakaze station. The town has changed a great deal in 18 years, however, the apartment where they started their married life is still there. People and scenery they used to cherish and the invaluable memories come vividly through. Starting at the place where their life as a couple began, the two prepare for "the day" while cherishing their remaining time. During the Bon festival, when the spirits of the deceased are believed to return to the living, Takehiro takes his sons to the firework display at Hamakaze and see the smiling face of Toshiko.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.sonohi.jp

[ Contact (International) ]

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