By Yukihiko TSUTSUMI

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2006

A touching story about a couple fighting the Early Alzheimer's Disease.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 122 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yukihiko TSUTSUMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ken WATANABE
    • Synopsis
    • Saeki, a sales manager of an advertisement agency, turns 50 this year. Active in nature and always leading others, he is loved by his subordinates. He had confidence in and never doubted his health, having been undertaking a demanding job. Lately becoming rather forgetful, he blamed it on his age. His only daughter’s wedding is coming up, and he is to become a grandfather, although rather a little earlier than he had expected. He is looking forward to enjoying his Golden years as this new chapter of his life was to begin...

      One day, however, he is struck with a sudden physical downturn which started impeding his work. He went in for a precautionary checkup where, to his surprise, the doctor diagnosed him with “Early Alzheimer’s disease”! Saeki and his wife, Emiko, are daunted with unspeakable fear and sorrow for him gradually but certainly losing his memory.

      Saeki and his wife together start their fight against the disease, with Saeki desperately hoping that, “I will be able to work until my daughter’s wedding.” However, the disease mercilessly takes away his memory, little by little...