The Long Excuse

The Long Excuse (2016)

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Sachio Kinugasa (Masahiro Motoki) is a popular writer. His wife (Eri Fukatsu) of many years dies in a bus accident. Although they did not love each other, Sachio Kinugasa has to act broken-hearted. Sachio then meets the bereaved family of Yoichi Omiya (Pistol Takehara) and his two children. Yochi Omiya's wife (Keiko Horiuchi) also died in the bus accident and was friends with Sachio Kinugasa's wife. Yochi Omiya works as a truck read moredriver and he's in despair over his wife's death. Sachio Kinugasa doesn't know why, but he offers to take care of Yochi Omiya's two children.

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    Nagai Iiwake; Long Excuses

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May 11, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
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  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Takehara's pistol is rather a baptismal name!
Based on the novel "Nagai Iiwake" by Miwa Nishikawa (published on February 25, 2015 by Bungeishunju). Although the novel did not win, it was nominated for the 153th Naoki Award in 2015.
The plot is something that deserves attention in this film, the somber reflection of the writer and director Miwa Nishikawa on the tensions of marriage and paternity is punctuated with beautiful existential nuances read more in "The Long Excuse" that comes to impress.
It is a film that aggregates, mainly on the grounds of catharsis, the film offers a valuable catharsis, not to mention that it makes everything a joy to watch, lending a complex touch of humanity to an unpleasant role that is more involving than it presumably has any right to to be.
Great movie!
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    joannesmith May 30, 2017

    A story well-worth watching...super well-done. About grief...processing the death of someone you love and someone you possibly don't love. Its about moving forward, getting stuck, regret,reshuffling you life, and all the different and complex phases and feelings different people can go thru. It was very interesting watching the catharsis Motokoi Masahiro's character went well as the son of the other father. The hair cutting (or not) and the deleting of the voicemail (or not) were all real moments for me.

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    BSapph May 9, 2017 - edited
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    joannesmith May 5, 2017 - edited

    this is now on kissasian...looking fwd to watching


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    Oct 14, 2016
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    2 hr. 3 min.


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    8.2 (scored by 44 users)
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