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- Movie: Pandora's Box
- Romaji: Pandora no hako
- Japanese: パンドラの匣
- Director: Masanori Tominaga
- Writer: Osamu Dazai (novel), Masanori Tominaga
- Release Date: October 10, 2009
- Runtime: 94 Min.
- Genre:' Drama
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Set shortly after Japan's defeat in WWII, "Pandora no hako" follows a young man named Risuke (Shota Sometani) who has contracted tuberculosis. He travels to the countryside to a unique nursing facility to receive treatment for his disease. At the sanatorium all the patients and nurses go by nicknames and Risuke decides to reinvent himself as Hibari.
During his stay, Hibari develops realationships with other patients and nurses. After Hibari's friend Tsuikushi (Yosuke Kubozuka) gets discharged from the nursing facility, Hibari writes to him about his relationships with Dakesang (Mieko Kawakami) the chief nurse and Mabo (Riisa Naka) another nurse that is bright and seems to like him.
- Based on the 1945 novel "Pandora no hako" by Osamu Dazai.
- Related titles (based on Osamu Dazai novels):
- Shayo (2009)
- Pandora's Box | Pandora no hako (2009)
- Villon's Wife | Viyon no tsuma (2009)
- The Fallen Angel | Ningen Shikkaku (2010)
- Related titles (based on Osamu Dazai's life):
- Picaresque (2002)
- Dazai Osamu Monogatari (TBS / 2005)
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