Search All

Search by Title

Release year:
Production year:

Advance Search

Search by Cast/Staff

Advance Search

Search by Company/Association

Advance Search

Categories

Genres

Genres: Specify

2006

Kogitsune Helen

Helen The Baby Fox

子ぎつねヘレン

(c) Helen The Baby Fox Film Partners

(c) Helen The Baby Fox Film Partners

(c) Helen The Baby Fox Film Partners

(c) Helen The Baby Fox Film Partners

Release Date
March, 18th, 2006
Running Time
109 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU, TV TOKYO, Mitsui & CO., LTD., S・D・P, Nippan, Eisei Gekijo, KYODO TELEVISION, Yahoo! Japan

[ Story ]

A boy named Taichi (Fukazawa Arashi) comes to Hokkaido in northern Japan, away from his mother (Matsuyuki Yasuko) who is going abroad for work. Taichi finds a fox cub on the road side. He sees his own loneliness in the fox cub and brings it to the veterinary clinic where he stays. Taichi tries his best to raise the cub. A veterinary surgeon, Yajima (Osawa Takao), watches over him strictly, but affectionately. One day, Yajima notices that the cub has problems with its sight as well as its hearing. Yajima feels at the limit of his ability as a veterinary surgeon. Taichi, however, names the cub Helen, and lavishes affection upon it. Helen has confidence in Taichi, too.
Family ties and the joy of life are portrayed in Hokkaido. Helen lives through her natural life, and Taichi makes his best efforts despite feeing lonely. Yajima explores a way of life as a surgeon and as a parent. Based on a juvenile book by Taketazu Minoru, a veterinary surgeon and a leading figure in protecting Kita Kitsune, a type of fox found in northern Japan. The book is based on a real story, from which an adaptation was written for the movie.

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
13F, Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422
Attn: SATO Kiwamu
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
fax: +81-3-5550-1654
E-mail: ibd@shochiku.co.jp
http://www.shochikufilms.com

Relative Titles

Boku to Mama no Kiiroi Jitensha

Boku to Mama no Kiiroi Jitensha (2009)

Director
KONO Keita
Cast
TAKEI Akashi, ABE Sadawo, SUZUKI Kyoka

From Kono Keita, the director of Helen The Baby Fox (Kogitsune Helen) comes a heartwarming road film based upon the bestseller 'Boku no Yuku Michi' (*My way) by Shindo Fuyuki. Trained by an Japan Academy Prize Association Special Award winning dog t...

Release Date
Aug, 22nd, 2009
TSUBAKIYAMA'S SEND BACK

TSUBAKIYAMA'S SEND BACK (2006)

Director
KONO Keita
Cast
NISHIDA Toshiyuki, ITO Misaki, NARIMIYA Hiroki

Release Date
Nov, 18th, 2006
My Sweet Grappa Remedies

My Sweet Grappa Remedies (2019)

Director
OOKU Akiko
Cast
MATSUYUKI Yasuko, KUROKI Haru, SHIMIZU Hiroya

Jiro of the stand-up duo Shison contributes to the screenplay adapting his own novel written as if the diary of a middle-aged woman. At the helm is Ooku Akiko whose Tremble All You Want won the Audience Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Fest...

Release Date
Apr, 10th, 2020
The Old Capital

The Old Capital (2016)

Director
SAITO Yuki
Cast
MATSUYUKI Yasuko, HASHIMOTO Ai, NARUMI Rico

A film continuing the story of the protagonist twins of Nobel Prize winning author, Kawabata Yasunari's novel. It is written and directed by Yuki Saito, who has won high acclaim both domestically and abroad as a commercial director. Actress Matsuyuki...

Release Date
Dec, 3rd, 2016