• Movie: The Letters
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 107 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5462
  • Watchers: 367

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Focuses on two brothers who lost their parents when they were younger. The older brother works exhaustingly hard to earn enough money to send his younger brother to college. One day the older brother breaks into a house to get money for tuition and he accidentally kills an old woman. From here the younger brother's tragic fate begins. Everything he has starts to slip away-his house, job, dream and lover-everything. But his older brother keeps sending letters regularly to tell of his life in jail. It is difficult to cut the bonds of brotherhood and he struggles to get out of his abyssal reality. Finally he meets a woman who saves him from his crisis. When he is in a threatening situation in which he is about to lose his small happiness with her he decides to cut the "vicious chain of letters" which are being sent from inside of the walls of prison. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 107 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5462
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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8 people found this review helpful
Apr 15, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
I watched this movie a while ago and still, from time to time, I pick it up again to watch.
It's a real movie.
It's not a movie where people get lucky or found true love in a blink of an eye or are very nice people without any flaws that get good things in the end. This is a real movie, about real life. About people who get lucky and unlucky, about people who are judged by society and about people who build love with love.

The story may sound cliche but it has a really unique point of view. It has a nice pace and it keeps you glued to the screen wondering what will happen next and how it will happen.

The acting is amazing! The way the characters are built, the way they interact with each other, with themselves and with society is really astonishing. Erika Sawajiri and Takayuki Yamada are really amazing.

The music is also good and touching. And I have to give 10 to the re-watch value because I have already re-watched it several times.

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