Hanagatami

Year: 2017Certificate: E

Director:
Nobuhiko Obayashi
Running Time:
196 mins
Language:
Japanese
English Subtitles:
Yes
Country of Origin:
Japan
Genre(s):
Film
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Please note: This film has not received an official BBFC rating, so you will need to get it classified by your local council. In the spring of 1941, sixteen-year-old Toshihiko (Shunsuke Kubozuka) leaves Amsterdam to attend school in Karatsu, a small town on the western coast of Japan, where his aunt Keiko (Takako Tokiwa) cares for his ailing cousin Mina (Honoka Yahagi). Immersed in the seaside's nature and culture, Toshihiko soon befriends the town's other extraordinary adolescents as they all contend with the war's inescapable gravitational pull.

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