Grave of the fireflies

Grave of the fireflies

DVD - 2004 | Japanese
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"In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside."-
Publisher: Madman Entertainment ; AV Channel [distributor], [Collingwood, Vic.] : [2004]
Branch Call Number: YDVD GRAV
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (88 min. ; 71 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Nosaka, Akiyuki 1930-
Takahata, Isao
Alternative Title: Hotaru no haka

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LoganLib_Ren Feb 08, 2018

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


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Yojimbo222
Jul 03, 2018

This stands among the finest films I've ever seen. It reveals the true cost of war in such away as to make any person of conscience pause and reflect before ever supporting war again. An important achievement, an important film.

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jezicuhh
Jun 08, 2018

Beautifully haunting. Definitely one of the saddest movies I've ever seen.

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Crpalace68
May 07, 2018

A touching sad movie. Should be watched in tandem with This Corner of the World, same era, almost same backdrops.

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Me_Tarzan
May 06, 2018

Yeah. OK. "Grave of the Fireflies" was (Indeed) cute. (And - Yeah. OK) Its 2-D animation was nicely done. (And - Yeah. OK) Its story was (Indeed) depressing (And - Yeah. OK) tragic, too.

But, with that all said - I really don't get what all the fuss is about here when it comes to praising this 1988 Japanese picture to the heavens. I don't.

What baffled me the most about this pre-CGI production was that (with its story clearly being set in Japan and the characters all being Japanese) - Why-oh-why did everyone look either totally white, or, at best, like half-breeds to me? Eh? Why?.... It's true.

Nobody looked believably Japanese at all. I mean - If the director of this production (Isao Takahata) was honestly aiming for realism here (and I'm sure he was) - He sure missed the mark on this particular matter by a Japanese country mile. He did. Indeed.

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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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MontMoroc
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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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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