Love Letter (1995-Japan)

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  • Movie: Love Letter
  • Romaji: Love Letter
  • Japanese: Love Letter
  • Director: Shunji Iwai
  • Writer: Shunji Iwai
  • Producer: Jiro Komaki, Tomoki Ikeda, Masahiko Nagasawa
  • Cinematographer Noboru Shinoda
  • Release Date: March 25, 1995
  • Runtime: 117 min.
  • Genre: Romance
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Hiroko Watanabe (Miho Nakayama) lives in Kobe. Her fiancé, Itsuki Fujii, was tragically killed in a mountaineering accident. One day Hiroko finds Itsuki’s old school yearbook, from the time he lived in Otaru, Hokkaido. She finds an address in the book. She writes a letter and sends it to that address.

Itsuki Fujii (Miho Nakayama) lives in Otaru. She receives the letter a few days later: “Dear Itsuki Fujii. How Are you? I am fine. Hiroko Watanabe.” She is a little disturbed by the letter, but decides to write back.

Hiroko is astonished when she receives a reply. She goes to discuss it with Shigeru Akiba (Etsushi Toyokawa). When her fiance Itsuki was alive, Shigeru and Itsuki were mountaineering partners. After Itsuki’s death, Shigeru thought very seriously of marrying Hiroko. But the memory of Itsuki was a barrier between them. Soon, Hiroko discovers that the reply came from her fiancé’s classmate and namesake, Istuki Fujii, a woman. The two women begin a strange correspondence.

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shf Me, too. I REALLY love this movie. It really tugs at my heart, just like My Sassy Girl and Windstruck and Il Mare and Ditto does. It has that certain nostalgia.

diafira i love this film...

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