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Shunji Iwai

Shigatsu Monogatari (April Story)

Edition 1999
67' - 1998 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English, Japanese
Director: Shunji Iwai With: Takako Matsu, Seiichi Tanabe, Kazuhiko Kato
Long awaited spring is just around the corner when Uzuki Nireno bids goodbye to her family and leaves Hokkaido. She is moving to Tokyo to attend university. A new city, new apartment, new campus, new neighbour, new bicycle, new book shop and a new view adorned by dancing cherry blossom petals. One day, when introducing herself during her homeroom orientation, Uzuki finds herself unexpectedly embarrassed by an innocent question asked by a fellow student: “Why did you choose this university?” For indeed, Uzuki’s secret motivation was somewhat a frivolous one…

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Credits

Director

Shunji Iwai

With

Takako Matsu, Seiichi Tanabe, Kazuhiko Kato

Scenario

Shunji Iwai

Director of Photography

Noboru Shinoda

Editor

Shunji Iwai

Producer

Hidemi Satani

More information

Dialogue

English, Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Year

1998

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