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Miracles of the Namiya General Store (ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟)

 

Runtime: 129 min / 2017
Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Starring: Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami, Kaoru Kobayashi
North American Premiere

This deeply moving fantasy-drama, based on Keigo Higashino’s best-selling novel, was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards including Best Film.

The titular shop was run for years by the kindly Mr. Namiya, an elderly man who imparted homespun wisdom to customers in need of advice.  In 2012, as three youths hide out in the now derelict store following a burglary, a letter is slipped through the door – allegedly written by a girl three decades earlier. The young men respond and in doing so create a portal through time.  Their communications with the past help them understand the life of Mr. Namiya as well as the importance of helping others.  Bring your handkerchiefs!

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese): namiya-movie.jp

東野圭吾の同名ベストセラー小説を廣木隆一監督が映画化。日本アカデミー賞で優秀作品賞を含め10部門においてノミネートされた。

過去と現在が手紙で繋がる不思議な雑貨店を舞台に、現実に背を向けて生きてきた青年と悩みを聞く店主の時空を超えた交流を描く。2012年、養護施設出身の敦也は友人と悪事を働いて、一軒の廃屋に忍び込む。そこはかつて悩み相談を受けることで知られていた「ナミヤ雑貨店」だった。他に誰もいないはずの店内に、突然シャッターの郵便口から手紙が落ちてくる。なんとその手紙は32年前に書かれた悩み相談だった。敦也たちが困惑しつつも、当時の店主ナミヤに代わり返事を書くと、また手紙が投函される。やがて、この雑貨店の意外な秘密が明らかになる。

監督:廣木隆一     出演:山田涼介、西田敏行、尾野真千子、村上虹郎、小林薫

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