Grave of the Fireflies

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Grave of the Fireflies

world war ii single mother starvation fire bombing children in wartime

Grave of the Fireflies

Release Date: November 01, 2005

Year    :   2005
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Nippon Television Network Corporation
Director    :   Tōya Satō
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Akiyuki Nosaka, Yumiko Inoue
RunTime    :   148 mins.

Hisako loses her home in Tokyo to Allied bombing. With her husband fighting somewhere in Asia, she and her two children evacuate to a suburb of Kobe, where they share a house with Hisako's cousin, Kyoko. Kobe is bombed and Kyoko is killed. Hisako is forced to take care of Kyoko's two children in addition to her own, but there is not enough food for everyone.

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