'Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta Kara' follows various different people and couples in 6 loosely connected stories. All of the stories are set at Tokyo Station and take place just before Christmas. The different characters range from a company president who distrusts human beings, to a train driver who just received the shocking diagnosis that he has only half a year left to live. # "Eve no Koibito" ('Christmas Eve Lover') - A company president (Tamaki) meets a woman (Takanashi), who just lost a beloved person, in a restaurant at Tokyo Station. He thinks that all women only like his money and enjoys being alone. She originally moved to Tokyo to become an actress, but now she is planning to go back to her hometown right after her short play at an orphanage. # "Enkyori Renai" ('Long Distance Relationship') - A love-dovey couple that is going through a long distance relationship. She (Kimura) is an aspiring fashion designer in Tokyo and he (Higashide) is a construction worker in Sendai. Will their hectic schedules allow them to at least meet each other on Christmas? # "Christmas Present" - Ichikawa plays a woman who works in an orphanage. That day she is waiting for the new mother of the 7-year-old Akane to come and pick her up. # "Nibun no Ichi Seijin Shiki" ('A Half Coming-Of-Age Ceremony') - A train driver (Tokito) who cannot bring himself to tell his son that he only has half a year left to live. The train driver's wife is played by Otsuka. # "Christmas no Yuuki" ('Christmas Courage') - A part-timer (Honda) at a cake shop has a crush on her senior at work, but she lacks the courage to approach him. # "Okurete Kita Present" ('Belated Present') - The owner of the cake shop at Tokyo Station (Baisho) gets reminded of a promise that she made with a certain someone (Kobayashi) 49 years ago.
Cast & Credits
- Tamaki Hiroshi'Christmas Eve Lover'Main Role
- Tokito SaburoA 'Half Coming-Of-Age Ceremony'Main Role
- Higashide Masahiro'Long Distance Relationship'Main Role
- Ichikawa Miwako'Christmas Present'Main Role
- Kimura Fumino'Long Distance Relationship'Main Role
- Takanashi Rin'Christmas Eve Lover'Main Role
Yes, it is about six different stories set around Christmas, only two pairs of couple did actually met with each other but only as acquaintances. Imagine watching six stories in 110 minutes, so it is quite lacking in details for a few of the pairings. But I guess the film is quite watchable and passable since it involves the usual things in our life. Finding love, expressing love, enduring love, dying love, lost love and unrequited love all in one film. I found the long distance couple are the most exciting couple of all, their story lines was beautifully told to the extent that I got teary eyes watching them.
All of the casts did their job well done, I have no problem with their acting. The musics are mostly Christmas songs. I only noticed one non Christmas song. Though personally I will not going to rewatch this movie, the numerous plots made me want to focus only on the couple that I am interested in.
In short, the film is a good movie about love. If you have no problem with watching numerous stories in one film, you can give this movie a try.