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If Cats Disappeared From the World

2016 1h 43m Fantasy List
Reviews 78% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A postman dying from a brain tumor makes a deal with the devil to erase things from the world in exchange for a prolonged life. Read More Read Less

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Anthony Kao Cinema Escapist The film isn't the most artistic or innovative piece out there, but watching it is like drinking a cup of afternoon tea on a bright winter day whilst your cat naps... Aug 14, 2019 Full Review James Marsh South China Morning Post It is well crafted, ably performed and even strikes the occasional chord of emotional resonance, but my inner science-fiction nerd was unable to let go of its illogical central conceit. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 23, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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acsdoug D The premise was a good one. the execution was not. The nonlinear storytelling was a distraction and there was a genuinely maudlin tone throughout. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The concept is interesting, and the execution is decent, but I can't help but feel that this is the kind of story that works best in its original format. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't want them disappeared from the world ;( Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I cried the entire movie. I had to pause at some parts to try and stop sobbing enough that I could watch. I was pleasantly surprised by the special effects. I loved this movie. I'm still crying as I write this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty confusing drama film mixed with psychology. I also liked Aoi Miyazaki's performance here. If you're thinking this is some film about cats and shit, you're wrong. It's just about a guy and his memories. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Heartwarming and made me think more about meaning of life. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
If Cats Disappeared From the World

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Synopsis A postman dying from a brain tumor makes a deal with the devil to erase things from the world in exchange for a prolonged life.
Director
Akira Nagai
Producer
Kei Haruna
Screenwriter
Yoshikazu Okada
Production Co
Toho Company Ltd.
Genre
Fantasy
Original Language
Japanese
Runtime
1h 43m