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Going Home (2004)

Kikyo (original title)
The story of a man who returns to his hometown in order to attend the second wedding of his mother only to also run into his old squeeze. The encounter escalates and subsequently the woman ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôji Hagiuda
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Akiko Aitsuki Akiko Aitsuki
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal
Atsushi Itô Atsushi Itô
Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka ... Miyuki
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
Reio Moriyama Reio Moriyama
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Haruo
Nobuhiro Suwa
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki
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The story of a man who returns to his hometown in order to attend the second wedding of his mother only to also run into his old squeeze. The encounter escalates and subsequently the woman asks her visiting old lover to drop in to her house. When he does, however, the adult woman is gone and in her place seemingly awaiting him is but a young girl. Written by aghaemi

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lover | abandonment | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Going Home See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bitters End See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Simple but touching
23 October 2005 | by tran22555See all my reviews

We must have been on the same flight because I also saw this movie on my flight out of Japan (American Airlines). Anyways, how lucky was I to see a film this great on an airline flight? Its absolutely heartwarming. The movie is about an emotionally incoherent man, Haruo, who travels back to his hometown for his Mother's second marriage. Just, wanting to go back as soon as he can, he accidentally meets up with his old Sweetheart, a one night stander who left 7 years ago after sleeping with him, coming back from a failed marriage and with her daughter, chihiro. she reacquaints with him (in the most risqué of all manners)and ask him to visit her, which he does. Upon his visit to her house he finds her missing and her 7 Year old daughter left alone. From here, the story picks up as we follow their one-day adventure to find Chihiro's mother. Bonds begin to form as Haruo wonders if Chihiro is actually his own daughter.

A wonderful and heartwarming story, it touches people because of its wonderful simplicity. I highly recommend everyone to see this movie


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