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Mikami Masao served a 13-year prison sentence for murder. Upon his release, he faces an inconceivable world that is rapidly changing. He struggles to adapt to life in society. He is ostracized at work but becomes connected to others around him due to his righteous character. Two men from a TV station approach him about making a program based on his life. After spending time with Masao, the lives of these two men change. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Mibuncho" (身分帳) by Saki Ryuzo (佐木隆三). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2021
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 224 users)
  • Ranked: #3454
  • Popularity: #12106
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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13 people found this review helpful
Jul 20, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

“Prison is the only place that won’t kick you out no matter how badly you behave.”

“Society today is extremely cruel to people who step off the path. But even those of us who stay on the path aren’t happy. So we’re unforgiving.”

How does one find their way back into society when society is doing everything to keep you out of it? What I loved about this movie is the fact that it doesn't just focus on one side. It depicts social issues, such as inequalities, prejudice and how unforgiving society can be. But it also deals with how our protagonist became the person he is now and how your life choices can define who you are.
Mikami is impulsive, easily angered and impatient. He wears his heart on his sleeve, longs to find a place in life and just wants to feel appreciated. I loved him the moment I saw the sadness in his eyes. Mikami might not be in prison anymore, but it would be foolish to call him free.

Directed with emotional depth and empathy, well-acted by the whole cast and refined with a beautiful soundtrack. For some people it might feel slow or even incoherent at times. But for me it was all about those little moments and Yakusho Koji giving the performance of his life.

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2 people found this review helpful
May 6, 2022
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0


M not a fan of writing reviews but this needed one.
This movie dint get any attention as it deserved. People don't care enough to watch movies like this which influence your perspective about life n how you see people and things without judging them but with neutrality n humanity.
This movie is amazing, heartwarming, emotional n most of all realistic. How can a person with criminal background who has spent 28 years in prison can survive the brutal world outside the prison?
The ML here is violent but extremely emotional, deadly combination. Can He who can't see injustice n bullying against the weak learn to ignore n live like others without a care about anyone else?
Good dialogues n Amazing acting by everyone especially our ML it was great to see Yakusho Koji smiling cutely n crying like this, i dnt remember him playing a role like this one.
I hope people take out their valuable time n watch this.

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  • Movie: Under the Open Sky
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2021
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 224 users)
  • Ranked: #3454
  • Popularity: #12106
  • Watchers: 477

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