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When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

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Starring (View all)
Sara Takatsuki Sara Takatsuki
Anna Sasaki
Nanako Matsushima Nanako Matsushima
Yoriko Sasaki
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima
Kiyomasa Oiwa
Toshie Negishi Toshie Negishi
Setsu Oiwa
Ryôko Moriyama Ryôko Moriyama
Elderly Lady
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki
Hisako


Written by (View all)
Keiko Niwa Keiko Niwa
(screenplay)


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When Marnie Was There

2 years, 10 months ago at Feb 11 16:18
2 votes
Is it possible to watch When Marnie Was There and not feel like it’s a eulogy for Studio Ghibli? Perhaps you can shake that feeling, but the deeply melancholy at its core and its emotional goodbye feel self-reflective. I think some of this has to do with the announcement of the studio’s closing, which may or may not be temporary, which would make this the final possible film from Ghibli, ever.... read more

Some people're destined to meet the secret friend.

3 years, 6 months ago at Jun 16 16:26
1 vote
From the director Hiromasa Yonebayashi of 'The Secret World of Arriety' fame. Based on the 1967 English novel of the same name and so the important characters borrowed the western names. This is what I call a fine adaptation, great transformation from the words to the motion picture. Actually, it suited for the narration from the standpoint of Japanese culture and lifestyle, especially for this an... read more

A very good movie

8 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 2 9:42
1 vote
I was recently catching up on Hayao Miyazaki's work and one of my colleagues suggested me to also watch this Ghibli production even if Miyazaki wasn't involved in this project. Well, I have to admit that I really enjoyed it a lot, in fact, I thought it was actually better than many movies directed by Miyazaki. Of course, it had the advantage that it was released only a couple of years ago so the a... read more
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Description: A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. - Written by David On ... (more)
Release date: 19 July 2014
Tags: Anime (6), Japan (4), Japanese (3), Drama (3), Mystery (3), 2010s (2), 2014 (2), Animation (1), Ghibli (1), Hokkaido (1), 日本 (1), 動畫 (1), 2010's (1), 2015 (1)
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