The Face of Jizo (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2
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As a ghost, Takezo is only concerned with his daughter's life and her well-being. When a handsome, but shy researcher named Kinoshita (Asano Tadanobu from Zatoichi and Ichi the Killer) comes to town, Takezo encourages his daughter to take action and embark on an exciting, new romance. Despite her father's wishes, Mitsue refuses to pursue Kinoshita. As a survivor of such a horrible atrocity, Mitsue's guilt is so overwhelming that she believes she has no right to be happy after so many have lost so much. Will Mitsue overcome her guilt to find happiness among the ruins? Find out in Chichi to Kuraseba, a heartwarming tale of one father's enduring love for his only daughter!
|Product Title:||The Face of Jizo (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) 我的廣島父親 (日本版 - 英文字幕) 我的广岛父亲 (日本版 - 英文字幕) 父と暮せば （通常版） The Face of Jizo (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)|
|Also known as:||Chichi to Kuraseba Chichi to Kuraseba Chichi to Kuraseba Chichi to Kuraseba Chichi to Kuraseba|
|Artist Name(s):||Asano Tadanobu (Actor) | Harada Yoshio (Actor) | Miyazawa Rie 淺野忠信 (Actor) | 原田芳雄 (Actor) | 宮澤理惠 浅野忠信 (Actor) | 原田芳雄 (Actor) | 宫泽理惠 浅野忠信 (Actor) | ハラダヨシオ (Actor) | 宮沢りえ Asano Tadanobu (Actor) | Harada Yoshio (Actor) | Miyazawa Rie|
|Director:||Kuroki Kazuo 黑木和雄 黑木和雄 黒木和雄 Kuroki Kazuo|
|Publisher Product Code:||BCBJ-2241|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|Region Code:||2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1003975167|
黒木和雄 (監督) / 井上ひさし (原作) / 宮沢りえ / 原田芳雄 / 浅野忠信
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 2004
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July 17, 2009
It is the summer of 1948 amid the ruins of Hiroshima and pretty young Mitsui (Miyazawa Rie), suffering from radiation poisoning, lives day to day consumed by guilt as she dutifully attends to her job as a librarian. She feels guilty for living while all of her friends were obliterated by the bomb and guilty about her inability to save her father's life when he was crushed under their collapsed home. Into her solitary world enters researcher Kinoshita (Asano Tadanobu) and everything changes.
Director Kuroki Kazuo's "The Face of Jizo" tells of the difficulty of resurrecting one's life in the wake of disaster. The arrival of Kinoshita gives Mitsui hope for a new life, but -- haunted by the illogic of her guilt -- she wonders whether she is deserving of this hope. Most of the film's story is told through a series of dialogues between Mitsui and the specter of her dead father, played by Harada Yoshio, who also starred in Kuroki's earlier movie "Roningai". ("The Face of Jizo" originally was a stage play and director Kuroki mounts this film in a manner very similar to a play.) The story's dissection of Mitsui's grief is deep and profoundly moving.
Miyazawa Rie underplays her character's emotions to tremendous effect. Her quiet and subtle approach draws the audience into the film and makes us root for her to enjoy some happiness. Harada Yoshio breathes rambunctious life into the film. While "The Face of Jizo" is very much a Japanese film, its theme of the struggle to overcome grief and guilt is universal. I recommend this movie very highly.
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December 6, 2005
This customer review refers to Chichi to Kuraseba (The Face of Jizo) Premium Edition (Limited Edition)(Japan Version - English Subtitles)
The background of this story is the around WW2, actually that's quite a sensitive background to many ppl... but this story is mainly about the love.
Many ppl will not treasure a friend or their parents until they actually lose them. This story is talking about "to love and treasure someone". And Rie dare not to love others, but when it comes, no one can stop them anyway... The whole story moves not very fast, but can "draw" a very beautiful picture of everyone's heart. you'd feel warm and touching after watching this DVD.