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Grave of the Fireflies

1988 . Animation, Drama, War . 1h 29m

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Everyone

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About the movie

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In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Actors:

Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi

Director:

Isao Takahata

Rated:

Not Rated

Writer:

Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata

Language:

日本語

Release:

16 Apr 1988

Reviews

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Nowel Nowel

2 weeks ago

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Have only seen this film once, and am afraid to watch it again. It is also the only animated film that's made me cry. I'm sure it could do that again.

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Martin Chesse

1 month ago

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This is the greatest movie that I will never watch again.

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Ben Troake

2 months ago

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Amazing animated film, surprises the viewer at what happens with such an impactful and emotional journey with young strong independent characters that drive the plot forward