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Don't Lose Heart (2013)

Kujikenaide (original title)
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Shibata became an inspirational figure to many a few years ago when she published her first work at age 99, not too long after she began writing at the urging of her son, Kenichi. The film ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshihiro Fukagawa

Writers:

Toyo Shibata (poem), Yoshihiro Fukagawa (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Toyo
Tetsuya Takeda Tetsuya Takeda ... Kenichi
Ran Itô Ran Itô ... Sizuko
Mana Ashida
Mizuho Suzuki Mizuho Suzuki
Pierre Taki ... (as Piêru Taki)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rei Dan
Yusuke Kamiji Yusuke Kamiji

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Shibata became an inspirational figure to many a few years ago when she published her first work at age 99, not too long after she began writing at the urging of her son, Kenichi. The film itself features both depictions of Shibata's poetry and portrayals of events from her life. Written by https://mydramalist.com/7814-dont-lose-heart

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Drama

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Japanese Weepie.
23 November 2013 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

This is an elaborate, damp eyed, multi generations inter-cut life of the woman poet Toyo Shibata, who first published in her eighties. Production value are good but the playing is broad and there are no surprises, as we weave back and forward in the lead's family history.Only the final presentation manages to be touching - prefigured by her fingering the blank page dummy of the volume her comic son tried to publish.

Chief interest is the gentle presence of star Kaoru Yachigusa, who was the ingénue in the Inagaki Miyamoto Musashi trilogy and Torasan's squeeze among her other seventy years of leads.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 November 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Lose Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,313,892
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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