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  • The Whitty Theatre Luckley Road Wokingham, England United Kingdom (map)
  • 2008

  • 2h 10min

  • Rating: 12A

  • Director: Yôjirô Takita

  • Writer: Kundô Koyama (screenplay)

  • Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Yôjirô Takita's 2009 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, a subtle and moving tale about a Japanese cellist forced to change direction when his orchestra closes down leaving him and his young wife in financial difficulties.

His surprising choice of new career takes him on a profound and sometimes comical journey uncovers, through a close association with death, the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. The film is beautifully shot in a wintry landscape against a backdrop of the snow capped mountains.


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