Yusuke (Kirato Wakayama) is in the 6th grade of elementary school. He has lived in the city all of his life and his father Keita (Kazuya Takahashi) recommends to Yusuke that spend his winter vacation at his grandparents' home. His grandparents live in a mountain village. There, Yusuke has a hard time adapting to the area, customs and the people. He longs to go back home. Soon, Yusuke learns the true meaning of the pre meal phrase "Itadaki-masu" ("thank you for the meal").
Cast & Credits
Under the care of director Lisa Kudô who knew to watch the details not letting anything pass, even as a simple storyline, kept one of the most important thing of Japanese culture, keep the traditions, stand out for Yûna Taira this rising young actress has a promising future .
The soundtrack was a bit to be desired, as it is a relatively melodramatic film, could have gotten nicer.
Although it is a technically bad movie, the plot has been so well thought out and executed in the smallest detail that it deserves high note, because the different is in the details.
"Boku ga inochi wo itadaita mikkakan" is a film that aggregates, which has cultural value and source of an ethic that deserves to be maintained and at least watched!