About the film
suicide based on novel or book sanitarium young man reading kyoto, japan 1960s
Release Date: December 11, 2010
|Production Companies||:||dentsu, Asmik Ace, Fuji Television Network, Sumitomo Corporation, Sankei Shimbun, Kodansha, WOWOW|
|Director||:||Tran Anh Hung|
|Producers||:||Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, Shinji Ogawa, Satoshi Fukushima, Chihiro Kameyama, Masao Teshima, Tsuyoshi Sugino, Naoki Kusumoto, Joe Ikeda, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Keizô Shukuzaki|
|Writers||:||Tran Anh Hung, Haruki Murakami, Haruki Murakami|
Set in the 1960s, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the university. They grow close because they both share the same loss. As Toru and Naoko grow even closer, Naoko's sense of loss also grows. After Naoko's 20th birthday, she leaves for a sanitarium in Kyoto. Watanabe, devastated by the situation, meets pure-hearted Midori during the spring semester. Midori looks like a small animal that just came into the world ...