WHEN I WAS MOST BEAUTIFUL

KONOKUNINO SORA

By Haruhiko ARAI

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Historical - Completed 2015

A poignant romantic drama set during the final years of WWII, starring award wining actress Fumi Nikaido and the versatile actor Hiroki Hasegawa!

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Historical, Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 130 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Haruhiko ARAI
    • Writer(s)
    • Haruhiko ARAI
    • Producer(s)
    • Aki MORISHIGE
    • Synopsis
    • Tokyo in 1945, frequent air raids and lack of food and supplies signal imminent defeat for Japan. 19-year-old Satoko and her mother try their best to make ends meet. When they discover that an air raid shelter at the house got flooded, their neighbor Ichige, who evacuated his wife and child to the countryside, invites them to use the shelter at his house. He was spared from the draft due to his weak health. Despite her mother’s warning, Satoko begins to take interests in Ichige, who is mysterious and seductively tranquil. With all boys around her age drafted and shipped to the battlefield, Ichige is the only male figure in Satoko’s life where constant doom of war hovers over. One night, Satoko resigns herself to Ichige’s seduction and they begin an illicit love affair. As the end of the war draws closer, Ichige sparks Satoko’s sexual and emotional awakening.
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