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Casting Blossoms to the Sky

Original title
Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari (Casting Blossoms to the Sky)
Running time
160 min.
Japan Japan
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Kôji Hasegawa
Joe Hisaishi
Katsuhiro Kato, Hisaki Sanbongi
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PSC Company Ltd
Drama | Historical. Natural Disasters. Journalism. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
Reiko is a journalist who travels to Nagaoka to report on the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. She will also run into her ex-boyfriend Kenichi, who hopes to convince her to star in a play based on the bombing the city underwent during the Second World War. Through his magnificent and unmistakable signature, Ôbayashi reflects on Japan’s historical wounds.
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