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Heaven's Door (2009)

| Drama | July 2009 (USA)
"Heaven's Door" starts off with rugged Katsuhito Aoyama (Tomoya Nagase) getting canned from his job as a car mechanic. While leaving work, he suffers from a migraine that causes him to ... See full summary »

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Michael Arias

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Thomas Jahn (original story), Mika Ohmori (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tomoya Nagase ... Masato Aoyama
Mayuko Fukuda ... Harumi Shiraishi
Keishi Nagatsuka Keishi Nagatsuka ... Kokubo
Kôji Ohkura Kôji Ohkura ... Adachi
Sôkô Wada ... Mikoshiba
Masaya Kikawada Masaya Kikawada ... Kishitani
Min Tanaka ... Henmi
Tomokazu Miura ... Hasegawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasuku Emoto
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa
Kunihiko Ida Kunihiko Ida
Asami Imajuku Asami Imajuku
Reika Kirishima Reika Kirishima
Toshiyuki Kitami Toshiyuki Kitami
Tarô Suwa
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"Heaven's Door" starts off with rugged Katsuhito Aoyama (Tomoya Nagase) getting canned from his job as a car mechanic. While leaving work, he suffers from a migraine that causes him to nearly pass out. Katsuhito then visits the hospital to receive some ultra-heavy news: the cause of his migraines is an inoperable brain tumor the size of a human fist that will likely take his life in the next couple of days. During Katsuhito's first night at the hospital he meets a spunky girl young named Harumi Shiraishi (Mayuko Fukuda), who steals his cigarettes. Harumi is also a terminally ill patient suffering from cancer. Later that evening, the two sneak down into the cafeteria area and drink lots of tequila together. While in a drunken haze, Katsuhito decides to take Harumi out of the hospital and to see the ocean for the first time in her life. When the pair walk out of the hospital they spot an expensive import car with its doors unlocked. What Katsuhito and Harumi are unaware of is that the ... Written by https://mydramalist.com/599-heavens-door

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

July 2009 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) See more »

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Knocking on Heaven's Door
Written by Bob Dylan (uncredited)
Performed by Angela Aki
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A couple who has nothing to lose goes out to realize their dreams
17 August 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Two people who has terminal disease discovers that they have gifts from heaven awaiting along the way as they travel their final journey.

Masato (Tomoya Nagase) is a temporary worker. One day he loses his job and is also declared with a terminal case of brain tumor. At the hospital he meets Harumi (Mayuko Fukuda) - a 15 year old girl who's also declared with terminal case of cancer. Together they ditch out of hospital. Masato turns Harumi onto things she would have not experienced if she stayed at the hospital such as drinking liquor. Harumi confesses that she would like to be kissed by a prince charming, and see the ocean before she dies. Masato in order to realize her dream steals a car that belongs to an entrepreneur. They gas up at the gas station, but has no money to pay. While searching the glove compartment, Harumi finds a gun. Masato takes the gun and knocks off the gas station. Now a fugitive, but with some money, they decide to go on a shopping spree for clothing. After shopping, they discover a box filled with money in the trunk of the car. Now wealthy, they shack up at a hotel living the high life. At the hotel they see the newscast that Masato is wanted for robbery and kidnapping of Harumi. Just then police arrives at the hotel looking for the two. They escape by stealing the uniform from two police officers, and taking the police car. Masato takes Harumi to a host club to let her choose her prince charming to give her her first kiss. Then the entrepreneur who Masato stole the car shows up and at gun point demands to have the money back. Their journey interrupted, will Masato be able to realize Harumi's last wishes before their time runs out ?

The coincidences and the timing of when and how the police, and the bad guys shows up is very artificial in this story, taking away its believability. But if you see the movie as a fantasy, then everything makes better sense. It's Masato and Harumi's escapade to forget their grim fate. Fortune is on their favor literally, and the entertainment is in how they stumble across the fortune as they go through their journey.


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