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2011

Ichimai no hagaki

Postcard

一枚のハガキ

(c)Kindai Eiga Kyokai/Watanabe Syoji/Plandas

(c)Kindai Eiga Kyokai/Watanabe Syoji/Plandas

(c)Kindai Eiga Kyokai/Watanabe Syoji/Plandas

(c)Kindai Eiga Kyokai/Watanabe Syoji/Plandas

Release Date
August, 6th, 2011
Running Time
114 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
DTS
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Kindai Eiga Kyokai, Watanabe Shoji, Plandas

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Tokyo Theatres

[ Production Studio ]

Kindai Eiga Kyokai

[ Story ]

One of Japan's foremost filmmakers, Shindo Kaneto is also the oldest director in Japan and has won numerous awards at film festivals at home and abroad. This work, which Shindo himself described as "the final directorial effort of my life in film," is a drama based on his own experiences that delves deeply into the emotions of ordinary people whose lives have been wrecked by war. Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged conscript Matsuyama Keita (Toyokawa Etsushi) is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, he visits the postcard's sender, his comrade's wife Yuko (Otake Shinobu), and bears witness to the tragic life she has led.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.ichimai-no-hagaki.jp/index.html

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Tokyo International Film Festival 2010 Jury's special award

[ Contact (International) ]

KINDAI EIGA KYOKAI CO., LTD.
5F, Scenario Bldg., 5-4-16 Akasaka,Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Rep: SHINDO Jiro
tel: +81-3-3582-4904
fax: +81-3-3582-4959
E-mail: kindai@kindaieikyo.com
http://www.kindaieikyo.com

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