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Fuki who lives with her grandfather Shoei in Taketomi Island, Okinawa, dreams of becoming a photographer. In her childhood, her mother Masami left Fuki to live in Tokyo. Although Masami has not come back, Fuki receives birthday cards from Masami every year on her birthday. On Fuki's fourteenth birthday, Masami promises to confess everything when Fuki becomes 20 years old. After her graduation from high school, Fuki moves to Tokyo to work as a camera assistant. Fuki starts off her hectic life in Tokyo, and soon, her nineteenth birthday comes. As usual, she receives a birthday card from Masami. A year later... Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 28, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 28 users)
  • Ranked: #7701
  • Popularity: #99999
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2 people found this review helpful
Nov 24, 2016
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
This was such a sweet movie (naturally, any movie that has Okinawa as the backdrop is going to be breezy and laid back) and I how even back in 2005 Aoi Yu was just completely enveloping herself in her roles- she is SO believable as Fuuki you really feel like you know her and are along with her on her journey.
I have to say that I pretty much guessed the plot of Letters from Kanai Nirai right away- a few years ago, there was a essay on NPR’s “This American Life” that told the true story of a correspondence between Mother and Daughter that was almost exactly what transpired in the movie...though that ended on a more bitter note than the Aoi Yu film which was filled with warmth and love.

Aoi Yu, she’s still amazing me as always!

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  • Movie: Letters from Kanai Nirai
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 28, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 28 users)
  • Ranked: #7701
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 98

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