Grave of the fireflies

Grave of the fireflies

DVD | Japanese
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"In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside."-
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
DVD,PAL,rda
video file,DVD video,region 4,rda
Additional Contributors: Takahata, Isao
Nosaka, Akiyuki
Alternative Title: Hotaru no haka
Alternative Title (Original Script): 火垂るの墓

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manao
Apr 07, 2018

Great cinematic art, but be prepared; this is a top contender for the saddest movie ever made (and, no doubt, winner for animated film.) It will tear you up.

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TheeAvebury
Feb 14, 2018

Very well done movie, quite emotional. I think because it is so sad, I probably won't watch it more than once though.

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Janice21383
Feb 13, 2018

Children and war -- so far, so sad. But The Grave of the Fireflies has a depth many similar films lack. It is also a story of toxic pride, which is devastating commentary on how the war began. There is a live action version of this story, but the magic is not there. Studio Ghibli's treatment is flawless.

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Alleycat1980
Feb 10, 2018

Where the hell is my sunglasses? Tears about to come out! =)
Great movie!

LoganLib_Ren Feb 08, 2018

This movie made me cry my heart out! Beautifully tragic. A must watch.

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tarapantera77
Dec 16, 2017

A powerful film ! I've never cried so much in my life! It is sad but beautiful film.

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September09
Jun 19, 2017

This was a triumph of the human spirit against the ravages of the mercilessness of a "me first" mentality that fuels man's inhumanity to man.....we are all guilty.

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Dragonair
Feb 01, 2017

I agree with the majority although the animation was great the story was so sad I could not complete in one sitting. As mentioned the feeling and hollowness stays with you for days afterward.

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asapsteve
Jun 16, 2016

After viewing this anime movie 4 days later and it has given me a hollowness inside.
I've also watch the live drama version of it as well..and it was also heart-breakingly sad. I would recommend this movie to anyone who cares about others,and it is the best anime movie thusfar that I've ever watched. But because of it being so sad and heart breaking,I have to wait a good while longer to recover from the hollowness it left inside me,then I will view again.*****

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BlueBee8279
Apr 10, 2016

Be prepared to cry a lot with this one. The story is a dark, poignant film. After finishing the movie I felt so hollow . . .

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Mar 01, 2018

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Jun 11, 2017

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Apr 10, 2016

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kokosowe
Feb 20, 2009

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X_andor_Who Apr 07, 2014

Tags Summary: Japan, world war 2, war, bombings, air raids, parentless, depression, ghost, decrepit conditions, dilapidation, human nature, greed, surviving, existence, hunger, starvation, humanity, emotional, heavy, nationalistic, ignorance, enlightenment, emptiness, honor, pride, humility

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kokosowe
Feb 20, 2009

Violence: Graphic depiction of war victims (not violent)

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