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If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

Sekai kara neko ga kietanara (original title)
Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. ... See full summary »

Director:

Akira Nagai

Writers:

Genki Kawamura (based on the novel by), Yoshikazu Okada (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Gaku Hamada ... Tsutaya
Mieko Harada ... Postman's Mother
Anna Ishii Anna Ishii
Aoi Miyazaki ... Postman's First Love
Eiji Okuda Eiji Okuda ... Postman's Father
Eita Okuno Eita Okuno
Takeru Satoh ... Postman / Devil (as Takeru Satô)
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Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. Young mailman then thinks about his relationship with friends, ex-partners, family. Written by malamadre

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 May 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

If Cats Disappeared from the World See more »

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Hokkaido, Japan See more »

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Thought Provoking!
12 December 2016 | by giteckmSee all my reviews

I have no words to describe how I felt after watching this movie. It made me think a lot about life,relationships,ambitions and regrets. This movie is not meant for people looking for light entertainment.

Satoh Takeru has delivered mind blowing performance with dual role of the postman and the devil. A postman who unexpectedly comes to know that he is going to die due to a terminal illness.After losing one by one,items which he associates with important people in his life,he realizes that a death without people to mourn for,A life which leaves no memories on people and a life whose existence is erased,is of no use. Its OK to have a mixed past(good+bad) and not able to live long enough to fulfill dreams,yet life gives us something to cherish and be thankful for.

A movie full of insight.A must see.


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