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A vast wheat field, a straight road that has no end, a sky without a single building in sight - This is a town in the country where time comfortably passes by. But this former paradise is now being stirred up by a fight amongst its people over constructing an airport. Having been brought to this town by his father, who is the leader of the group pushing for the construction of the airport, Ryosuke has transferred from a school and doesn't get along with the town bully, Kohei. But unexpectedly they find themselves becoming friends. What brings these two together is Hiharu, a girl who is always standing on top of a hill by herself. Hiharu's dream is to "see the UFO that abducted her father." Ryosuke and Kohei believe her story, and the three of them solidify their friendship. But the fight between the adults grows more heated day by day, and they even crush the modest dreams of their children. "I want to make Hiharu's dream come true - If a miracle won't happen on its own, let's create one ourselves!" This is their last summer vacation as boys. The feelings of Ryosuke and Kohei to help their dear friend are trying to reach out into the deep sky. [asianmediawiki] Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 24 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 28 users)
  • Ranked: #23631
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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oat san
1 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2018
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Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
A small regional jet lands at a report airport in Southern Japan, possibly on an island. The stewardesses bow as the guests disembark and walk across the ramp to the terminal. Gradually, the stewardesses notice that one guest has wandered slightly off course and is kneeling on the tarmac. When they approach him to see what is wrong, he points out a child's shoe embedded in the concrete.

So begins a very warm and quirky fantasy movie. The rest of the movie is a flashback to before the airport was built. The very quirky local villagers are resisting the airport construction. A new construction executive arrives with his young son - who is sent to the local one room school. There are many funny and eccentric characters. Some of the sequences are lightly surreal. The main characters are children, but a wide spread of age ranges are portrayed as part of the community.

I saw this in Japan in a movie theater (no subtitles) Not sure if or when it will be released on DVD, much less released outside of Japan. One interesting aside -> for non-Japanese who are studying: for some odd reason, I felt that the clarity and articulation of the dialog in this movie was exceptionally good. Much better than anything you see on Japanese television.

However, like almost everything Japanese, there are bawdy hints around the edges. For the Japanese, these are a normal part of life. Some conservative viewers might be slightly uncomfortable as to why certain of the women in the movie keep lifting their skirts and flapping their white underwear at passers by.

It was a very pleasant evening at the movies for me...

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Senpai
1 people found this review helpful
Aug 8, 2018
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
"Into the Faraway Sky" takes place in a world where excited children still suffer from nosebleeds where children explode cow dung and run through lush fields during the day. The nostalgia of the youth in the style of Marcel Pagnol finds the fantasy of Ghibli, the realism finds the artificiality and the mental games absurd. Some of the lines of effect seem a bit childish, the mixture of genres is sometimes very unstable, the many stories prevent a really convincing dramaturgy and the excess of duration becomes even more noticeable. Bleak, the film however, never, because Yukisada knows how to keep his audience happy: with compelling actors, a sleek imaginary, captivating characters and ultimately just the variety of weird ideas. This likes to be packed for two and a half hours.

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  • Movie: Into the Faraway Sky
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2007
  • Duration: 2 hr. 24 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 28 users)
  • Ranked: #23631
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 133

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