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The Boy and the Heron

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124 min

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Mahito longs for his mother and ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There death comes to an end and life finds a new beginning.

A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death and creation, a tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Awards
Golden Globes 2024: Award for Best Motion Picture – Animated
Director
Hayao Miyazaki
Cast
Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, ...
Original language(s)
Japanese
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English subtitled screenings available – look out for the 'OmeU' label
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Written by
Hayao Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki
Year
2023
Country
Japan
Genre
Animation, Drama, Adventure
Cast
Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Ko Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura
FSK Rating
FSK 12
Self-Harm, Intimidation, Injuries
Original title
Kimitachi wa Dō Ikiru ka
Release date
04.01.2024
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While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

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