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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Tsutomu Tatsumi (voice)
Ayano Shiraishi (voice)
Yoshiko Shinohara (voice)
Directors
Isao Takahata
Screenwriters
Isao Takahata
Running Time
87 minutes

Grave Of The Fireflies
The most upsetting film you'll ever see


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Plot
In World War II Japan, Setsuko and Seita are a brother and sister whose mother has recently been killed in and air raid, and their father is a soldier, fate unknown. They must struggle to keep themselves fed and sheltered, the only pleasure from life they currently draw is watching the fireflies.


Verdict
A devastating heart-stab of a movie, this certainly isn't a family film. It is, however, a beautifully constructed, animated drama.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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