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Nagasaki: Memories of my Son
Nagasaki: Memories of my Son - Haha to kuraseba (2015)

director: Yôji Yamada

composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
With: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki, a.o.

duration: 130 minutes


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Nobuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) works in Nagasaki, Japan as a midwife. Her son died 3 years earlier from the atomic bomb. On August 9, 1948, her son appears in front of her again. Since that time, Koji (Kazunari Ninomiya) appears in front of her and they reminiscence about pleasant times. These happy, but bizarre moments seem eternal.

"A heartbreakingly beautiful study of war, love and family. Featuring a haunting score by Ryuichi Sakamoto." (Toronto Japanese Film Festival)

See also 'What a Wonderful Family!' by Yôji Yamada

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Credits

director: Yôji Yamada
screenplay: Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu
producer: Nozomi Enoki
composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Editor: Iwao Ishii
Cinematography: Masashi Chikamori

production company: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Japan
year: 2015

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Filmography

YÔJI YAMADA: Nikai no tanin (1961), Shitamachi no taiyô (1963), Baka marudashi (1964), Baka ga tanku de yatte kuru (1964), Iikagen baka (1964), Kiri no hata (1965), Un ga yokerya (1966), Ai no Sanka (1967), Kigeki: Ippatsu shôbu (1967), Ippatsu daiboken (1968), Fukeba tobuyona otokodaga (1968), Kigeki ippatsu dai hisshou (1969), Tora-San's Cherished Mother (1969), Am I Trying (1969), Where Spring Comes Late (1970), Tora-san's Runaway (1970), Tora-san's Shattered Romance (1971), Tora-san's Love Call (1971), Tora-san, the Good Samaritan (1971), Home from the Sea (1972), Tora-san's Dream-Come-True (1972), Tora-san's Dear Old Home (1972), Tora-san's Forget Me Not (1973), Tora-san Loves an Artist (1973), Tokyo do mannaka (1974), Tora-san's Lovesick (1974), Tora-san's Lullaby (1974), The Village (1975), Tora-san, the Intellectual (1975), Tora-san's Rise and Fall (1975), Tora's Pure Love (1976), Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976), Tora-san Plays Cupid (1977), The Yellow Handkerchief (1977), Tora-san Meets His Lordship (1977), Stage-struck Tora-san (1978), Talk of the Town Tora-san (1978), Tora-san, the Matchmaker (1979), Tora-san's Dream of Spring (1979), A Distant Cry from Spring (1980), Tora's Tropical Fever (1980), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamome uta (1980), Tora-san's Love in Osaka (1981), Tora-san's Promise (1981), Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san (1982), Tora-san, the Expert (1982), Natsukashii furaibo (1983), Tora-san's Song of Love (1983), Tora-san Goes Religious? (1983), Marriage Counselor Tora-san (1984), Tora-san's Forbidden Love (1984), Tora-san, the Go-between (1985), Tora-san's Island Encounter (1985), Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986), Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy (1986), Tora-san Plays Daddy (1987), Tora-san Goes North (1987), Hope and Pain (1988), Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial (1988), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kokoro no tabiji (1989), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boku no ojisan (1989), Tora-san Takes a Vacation (1990), Tora-san Confesses (1991), Musuko (1991), Tora-San Makes Excuses (1992), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan (1993), A Class to Remember (1993), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Haikei, Kuruma Torajiro sama (1994), Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kurenai no hana (1995), Gakko II (1996), Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996), Gakko III (1998), A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (2000), The Twilight Samurai (2002), The Hidden Blade (2004), Love and Honour (2006), Shinema kabuki: Renjishi (2008), Shinema kabuki: Rakuda (2008), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), About Her Brother (2010), Kyoto Story (2010), Tokyo Family (2013), The Little House (2014), Living with My Mother (2015), What a Wonderful Family! (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Yôji Yamada

2016:What a Wonderful Family!
1989:Hope and Pain

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