Ashita no kioku (2006)

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Ashita no kioku: Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. With Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi. A successful businessman’s family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer’s.

“I just saw this film at the AFI Film Festival and it hits you on a deep emotional level. I am lucky that I have not had anyone in my family suffering from Alzheimeru0026#39;s, but the film works because it is also contains universal issues about lost love, honor and unspoken feelings within a family. I pretty much cried through the last half of the movie. Ken Watanabe was there after the screening for Qu0026amp;A. He secured the rights to the book himself, then found the writer and director. His executive producer credit is well earned, and Watanabe just further cements proof of his great acting talents. What could have been a made-for-TV movie in the U.S. is a poignant story for the big screen with a superb level of execution.”


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