Grave of the Fireflies (2008)
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AKA: Hotaru No Haka, Tombstone of the Fireflies, Tomb of the Fireflies
Directed by: Taro Hyugaji
Starring: Reo Yoshitake (Seita), Rina Hatakeyama (Setsuko), Keiko Matsuzaka (Aunt), Seiko Matsuda (Mother)
Country: Japan; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Japanese (Eng Subs), Effed Up Japanese Movies
Genres: Based on a True Story, Siblings, Misery-Depressing
The 2nd live-action adaptation of the semi-autobiographical short-story most known through its 1988 anime adaptation.
This version depicts Seita and Setsuko’s aunt as being mean-spirited from the outset. Overall, it’s the harsher film, with both Seita and his aunt portrayed inflexible and self-centered.
If you’ve seen the anime, it’s recommended you watch this after the 2005 version.
This is the first one I watched. I guess I watched them out of order. I had no idea what it was about at all. I didn’t read anything about it. I just pressed play and watched it. It’s based on a true story and it’s depressing and grim. The other 2 versions are probably really good too but I can’t say that I am jacked up to see them. I just want to curl up in the fetal position and be left alone for awhile. 4 stars.
I hate people
I had sex with a catfish
Didn’t see yet