Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ...
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Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems. Will 'The Great Passage' ever be completed?Written by
Majime first encounters Kaguya on a September night when the moon is full. One can see a traditional decoration of Japanese mochi and a type of grass indicating that it is September. Also Kaguya might inspire viewers to think of the Japanese fairy story with the title Princess Kaguya who had a strong connection to the moon. See more »
This is one of my favorite movies. The story is about that a man, Majime, completes new dictionary. Majime moves to an editing dictionary office in publish company. He is quiet and not good at communicating with others, but he is attracted by editing a dictionary. Therefore, he can get along with other editors at the same office. Then, he becomes expressive. I didn't know that it takes many years to complete one dictionary and how to make a dictionary until I watched this movie. It is very hard. The last scene so moving that I'm smiling instinctively. Also, Majime lodges at Take's house. He loves a daughter of Take, Kaguya. At first, Majime can't convey the feeling to her, but they gradually become friends. I like the mood between them. They can understand each other in spite of a little word. It is an ideal and so nice.
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