Rhapsody in August

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Rhapsody in August

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Rhapsody in August

Release Date: May 25, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «Tears. Laughter. Innocence. It was a summer of remembering.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Shochiku, Kurosawa Production
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Hisao Kurosawa
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Ishirō Honda, Kiyoko Murata
RunTime    :   98 mins.

The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki (60 thousand and 80 thousand human beings in Nagasaki), caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him before he dies.

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