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After Life (1998) (Wandâfuru Raifu) (1999)

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Arata Iura Arata Iura
Takashi Mochizuki, counselor
Erika Oda Erika Oda
Shiori Satonaka, trainee counselor
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima
Satoru Kawashima, counselor
Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô
Takuro Sugie, counselor
Kyôko Kagawa Kyôko Kagawa
Kyoko Watanabe, Ichiro's Wife
Kei Tani Kei Tani
Kennosuke Nakamura, boss
Taketoshi Naitô Taketoshi Naitô
Ichiro Watanabe, who cannot choose his favourite experience
Yusuke Iseya Yusuke Iseya
Yusuke Iseya, who refuses to choose his experience


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After Life (1998)

8 years, 10 months ago at Feb 5 12:28
I start this review by saying that, to me, is the director Koreeda most important recent Japanese cinema and going farther east. May not have a style as recognizable as in the case of other colleagues, but his film is rich in proposals, always stimulating and far-reaching.

Leaving aside personal beliefs, "After Life" is an interesting reflection on life after death. His base argumen... read more
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Description: The deceased enter a school building where interviewers help them to choose one most important memory from their life to take with them into eternity. Twists include seeing what happens to people who are unable or unwilling to choose, such as the senile woman who is already in her last remaining memory of being a little girl. So, what memory would you choose? ... (more)
Release date: 17 April 1999
UPC: 717119733049
Tags: Drama (4), Japan (4), Japanese (4), Foreign (3), Fantasy (3), 1990s (3), Afterlife (2), Illness (2), Spiritual Cinema (1), MMG (1), Experimental (1), Growth/healing (1), Higher Friends (1), Mind (1), Myth/religion (1), Reality (1), Relationships (1), Spirits (1), Biography (1), SCC (1)
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"March 4th Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda Koreeda is a master of little details, small gestures, everyday items, and this film, his second fiction feature, displays and maybe explains his philosophy regarding details. What a wonderful concept, the recently deceased must choose one memory to hang onto for eternity. Rather than an event, more often than not we find characters choosing a moment, something the living might find insignificant, be it a feeling, a smell, a glance, we get to know a vast"


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