Letter from the Mountain


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Letter from the Mountain

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Letter from the Mountain

Release Date: October 05, 2002

Year    :   2002
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Asmik Ace
Director    :   Takashi Koizumi
Producers    :   Yasushi Tsuge, Masato Hara, Miyako Araki, Yasushi Shiina
Writers    :   Takashi Koizumi, Keishi Nagi
RunTime    :   128 mins.

As the film begins, Takao (Akira Terao) and Michiko (Kanako Higuchi) have already pulled up their Tokyo roots and moved to a village that is Takao's ancestral home. They visit a thatched cottage that serves as a memorial shrine (amidado) for the village dead and chat with the attendant, the spry 96-year-old Oume (Tanie Kitabayashi). Together they admire the view -- from an inspiring distance. Oume, it turns out, is a kind of sage, whose thoughts and observations are a popular feature in a column in a local newsletter. Her amanuensis is a mute, sweetly smiling young woman named Sayuri (Manami Konishi), who is as devoted to Oume as Oume is to the souls of her beloved dead.

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