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Romance - Completed 2012

World-renowned director Isao Yukisada makes his anticipated return behind the camera after spending three years developing Before the Vigil, based on Areno Inoue’s original novel. Yukisada crafts Areno’s highly-regarded depictions of male and female relationships into superb movie entertainment.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Romance
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 139 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isao YUKISADA
    • Writer(s)
    • Chihiro ITO, Isao YUKISADA
    • Synopsis
    • After running away to live on the sparsely populated island of Oshima with his wife Tsuya, Matsuo (Hiroshi Abe) continues to be troubled by Tsuya's wanton, unfaithful behaviour. When Tsuya is stricken by disease and falls into a coma Matsuo can't bear the thought of losing his beloved partner, even after having been betrayed by her time and time again. Matsuo then decides to inform all the men that were in her life of her impending death.
      In Tokyo, various couples and families going about their daily lives receive the news of Tsuya's critical condition. By the reactions of their husbands and boyfriends, the women realize that these men had some kind of physical relationship with Tsuya. The sudden existence of the enigmatic woman throws their lives into confusion.
      When the most important person in your life shows you a side of themselves they've never shown before, you truly see them again and reaffirm your love...