The Long Excuse

(C)2016 “The Long Excuse” Production Committee

Sachio Kinugasa, a popular author under the pen name of Kei Tsumura, loses Natsuko, his wife of many years, in a bus accident. With any affection long gone from their marriage, Sachio has to feign bereavement. Then one day he meets Omiya, the husband of a friend of Natsuko who died in the same accident, a truck driver devastated by the loss of his wife who has been left with two children. Without really knowing why, Sachio offers to go regularly to the Omiya home and look after the boy and the girl. When you suddenly lose a family member, how do you get your life back? Portrayed with a rigorously keen sense of psychology and a gentleness of vision, this is a heart-rending and heart-warming new work about ‘parting and meeting’.

Japanese Film Festival schedule is here.

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DIRECTOR
Miwa Nishikawa
PRODUCER
Asako Nishikawa / Akihiko Yose
SCREENPLAY
Miwa Nishikawa
YEAR
2016
LENGTH
124
CAST
Masahiro Motoki / Pistol Takehara / Kenshin Fujita / Tamaki Shiratori / Keiko Horiuchi / Sosuke Ikematsu / Hana Kuroki / Maho Yamada / Eri Fukatsu
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