THE FIREFLY SUMMERS

By Ryuichi HIROKI

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Drama - Completed 2016

We all need someone to lean on.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ryuichi HIROKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Shoh KATAOKA, Takehiko MINATO
    • Producer(s)
    • Kiyotaka TANAKA, Yuichi SHIBAHARA
    • Synopsis
    • Natsumi is frustrated and lost. While Natsumi‘s classmates in her photography course are moving ahead, she isn’t. Her relationship with her boyfriend is also going nowhere. Hoping to leave it all behind, she takes off on her deceased father‘s motorcycle to a river where memories linger. There she meets the kind owners of a small general store; Keizo and his mother Yasu who let Natsumi stay with them. She spends time with the local children and photographs the unpretentious country life.
      The local kids affectionately call Keizo Jizo, which means bodhisattva, because of his gentle demeanor. The only one Natsumi doesn't get along with is Keizo's friend, Ungetsu. But then her boyfriend joins her and they begin to enjoy the routine of their quiet life at the general store.
      Keizo's outward calm demeanor hides a secret. He left his own family long ago and it still torments him.
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