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A Story of Yonosuke

2013 2h 40m Drama List
Reviews 86% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In 1987, Yonosuke, an 18-year-old student, arrives in Tokyo to attend university and makes friends with Kato, Yoko and Chitaru. Then 16 years later, Yoko learns that Yonosuke has died and recalls the time they shared in college. Read More Read Less

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Pieter-Jan Van Haecke Psychocinematography A magnificent and unforgettable encounter not only with Yonosuke, but also with the importance of the encounter as such and the way by which true encounters affect the subject. Sep 21, 2020 Full Review Anton Bitel Film4 comes with a real emotional weight that prevents its understated, life-affirming humour from ever going full quirk. Jun 11, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member It is the best movie ever in my life. Actually, I have watched this movie for over 5 times because I want to see Yokomichi Yonosuke once a month or a year. This story has no dramatic scene and no happening, therefore this film quite a lot real. Even though it is happening nothing, Yonosuke lives by all of his energy and enjoy his life happily. His honesty, personality, energy, clumsy and happiness make people around the world be happier and better than when you didn't know about him. However, everyone has met a person who is like Yonosuke in their life. As long as you accidentally came up with someone who you have not met for a long time, this person is completely your Yokomichi Yonosuke. As well as, you are someone's Yokomichi Yonosuke. This movie reminds me of the things which we have already known without thinking and the ordinary life is awesome, precious and tremendous because we are alive. This story is that the current scenes which friends and people, who know Yonosuke, remember about him and the past scenes which Yonosuke was in university and spend time with friends and people. In the middle of the story, a person told the news of Yonosuke had passed away when he had tried to help the man fell off the rail of the train station. This news triggered the part of current scenes was much deeper and important than before the news. Yonosuke shines quite a lot more in people's mind because they noticed this thing which they had met Yonosuke was tremendous, happy and speechless. In the letter of Yonosuke's mother to his ex-girlfriend when he was uni, she said 'I recently have been thinking it is the happiest thing for me to meet Yonosuke.' Actually, I don't know how to describe my feeling after watching this movie. I felt happy about I have met a lot of good people otherwise sad about losing precious things as the characters of this film. In addition, I was impressive about these actors, especially Yokomichi Yonosuke (Kora Kengo) and Yosano Shoko (Yoshitaka Yuriko). Anyway, this movie is the best film of my life. I want to recommend everyone and I am going to watch this a lot of time in the future. I appreciate this movie made me remember a lot of things which are important, precious and wonderful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Awkward, funny, sad....it's pretty much anything in it what is called life Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Good, but not a favourite. This is too long and the switching back and forth in time make it hard to follow. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A Story of Yonosuke [Japan, 2014] a sweet tale of a life well-lived. 8/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1987, Yonosuke, an 18-year-old student, arrives in Tokyo to attend university and makes friends with Kato, Yoko and Chitaru. Then 16 years later, Yoko learns that Yonosuke has died and recalls the time they shared in college.
Director
Shûichi Okita
Producer
Toshikazu Nishigaya
Screenwriter
Shirô Maeda
Production Co
Nikkatsu
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Runtime
2h 40m