Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

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Directed By Isao Takahata Starring Tsutomu Tatsumi  •  Ayano Shiraishi  •  Yoshiko Shinohara  •  Akemi Yamaguchi  •  Rhoda Chrosite Genres Animation  •  Anime  •  Drama  •  Foreign Language Film  •  War Drama  •  War Studios &
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Studio Ghibli  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Animated Movies  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Japanese Movies of All Time
Other Titles Hotaru no haka [Japan] Release Info April 16, 1988
Color  •  89 minutes NR Rated NR
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Ja

Ja on 8/13/2011 Reply  · 

If you are going to watch this, have a comedy ready to watch after it. This movie is probably one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen. Excellent view of WWII in Japan though.

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chadderandom

chadderandom on 7/24/2012 Reply  · 

Or you might need a comedy ready due to it being an annoying movie that's too obvious to be as emotionally manipulative as it wishes it could be.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/17/2013 Reply  · 

The movie simply tries WAY too hard to be harrowing.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 10/17/2013 Reply  · 

But it succeeds.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/17/2014 Reply  · 

It does try a little too hard but it still has startling realism for an animated movie. If you want a movie that tries WAY too haha d, try Barefoot Gen.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/17/2014 Reply  · 

Hard* Damn auto correct

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jibran

jibran on 3/23/2014 Reply  · 

I don't think it seems forced at all. It's a relatively straightforward account of events with a rather haunting framing system. I think some people forget that (late) WWII Japan may not have been a particualrly happy place for some.

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Reelz

Reelz on 3/31/2014 Reply  · 

Hold on, I think I have something in my eye.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/9/2015 Reply  · 

It's a film that is incredible but is also one you wouldn't want to see again.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/5/2017 Reply  · 

Saw it yesterday. I'll never be the same. :-(

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JC13

JC13 on 4/13/2017 Reply  · 

Pretty good, but I was hoping for a bit more.

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