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Casting Blossoms to the Sky (2012)

Directed by Nobuhiko Ōbayashi

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Overview

In 2011, a journalist arrives in Nagaoka, a Japanese village that underwent destruction during both World War II and the 2004 Chūetsu earthquakes, and is now notable for the fireworks it launches annually in memory of the victims of war. She is there for two reasons: firstly, to learn about the experiences of Nagaoka’s inhabitants, and secondly, to watch a stage play written by an enigmatic student of her ex-boyfriend, which depicts the bombing of the city during WWII.

Length 160 minutes

Actors

Yasuko Matsuyuki | Masahiro Takashima | Natsuki Harada | Minami Inomata | Saki Terashima | Toshio Kakei | Naoyuki Morita | Mansaku Ikeuchi | Takashi Sasano | Koji Ishikawa | Sumiko Fuji | Shiho Fujimura | Takahito Hosoyamada | Toshinori Omi | Takehiro Murata | Misako Renbutsu | Takuro Atsuki | Tôru Shinagawa | Akira Emoto | Chôei Takahashi | Shirô Namiki | Yuto Kobayashi | Mayuu Kusakari | Kanae Katsuno | Tomoko Hoshino | Toshie Negishi | Shusaku Uchida | Tsurutaro Kataoka | Hiroshi Inuzuka | Masao Kusakari | Masayuki Yui | Bengal | Hirona Yamazaki