By Kiyoshi SASABE

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

Drama - Completed 2011

Depression is life's summer vacation?! The long-awaited filmization of the profoundly moving comic essay!

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 121 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kiyoshi SASABE
    • Writer(s)
    • Takeshi AOSHIMA
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/41E0-DA93-6304-786C-7A3E-K
    • Synopsis
    • Haruko Takasaki (Aoi Miyazaki) and Mikio Takasaki (Masato Sakai) are a loving married couple who call each other "Tsure (SO)" and "Haru-san." Haruko tends to be pessimistic and is lazy, and relies on Mikio to support her while she lives a happy-go-lucky life drawing comics that don't sell. Mikio is a methodical and very serious businessman who warmly watches over his wife.
      However, when Mikio comes down with depression (psychogenic depression), the balance in their relationship begins to shift.
      Mikio gradually becomes unable to get on crowded trains, and eventually even to answer the phone. As she sees her husband lying down suffering, Haruko realizes just how much she had been dependent on his kindness and had leaned on him for support. She reassures him, "You don't have to push yourself. Just keep resting," and by spending her days supporting Mikio, she finds herself changing as a result.
      Haruko then single-mindedly draws up a comic about the subject closest to her heart, and brings it to a publisher. It was the story about Mikio and herself and their life together.
      "My SO has got depression… so please give me work!"