The Great Passage
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- Movie: The Great Passage (English title) / We Knit Ship (literal title)
- Romaji: Fune wo Amu
- Japanese: 舟を編む
- Director: Yuya Ishii
- Writer: Shion Miura (novel), Kensaku Watanabe
- Producer: Tomo Tsuchii, Kimitaka Goka, Noritsugu Iketa, Yasuyuki Iwanami
- Cinematographer: Junichi Fujisawa
- Release Date: April 13, 2013
- Runtime: 133 min.
- Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance / Best Film-Movie of the Year
- Distributor: Asmik Ace Entertainment, Shochiku
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) has a talent to comprehend different languages and holds different views than others. He is the most important member of a dictionary edit team. Other word enthusiasts gather at the dictionary edit section for a publishing company. Majime finds himself struggling with the word "sea". Meanwhile, Majime attempts to tell Kaguya Hayashi (Aoi Miyazaki) how he feels about her. Kaguya Hayashi is a cook and the granddaughter of the owner of his boarding home.
- Based on the novel "Fune o Amu" by Shion Miura (published September 17, 2011 by Kobunsha).
- Filming takes place from late July, 2012 - September 2012.
- "The Great Passage" is selected as Japan's submission for the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 86th Academy Awards.
|Ryuhei Matsuda||Aoi Miyazaki||Joe Odagiri||Haru Kuroki||Misako Watanabe|
|Mitsuya Majime||Kaguya Hayashi||Masashi Nishioka||Midori Kishibe||Take|
|Chizuru Ikewaki||Shingo Tsurumi||Hiroko Isayama||Kaoru Yachigusa||Kaoru Kobayashi|
|Remi Miyoshi||Director Murakoshi||Kaori Sasaki||Chie Matsumoto||Kouhei Araki|
|Go Kato||Shohei Uno||Ryu Morioka||Naoki Matayoshi||Yoshiki Saito|
|Tomosuke Matsumoto||Shinichiro Miyamoto||Egawa||Togawa||Kobayashi|
|Kazuki Namioka||Kumiko Aso|
|editor||actress on poster|
Additional Cast Members:
- 2013 (37th) Hong Kong International Film Festival - March 17 - April 4, 2013 - Gala Presentation
- 2013 (17th) Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival - July 18-28, 2013 - Vision Express *Korean Premiere
- 2013 (17th) Fantasia Film Festival - July 18-August 7, 2013 *Canadian Premiere
- 2013 (10th) Japanese Film Festival (Kuala Lumpur) - September 12-17, 2013
- 2013 (32nd) Vancouver International Film Festival - September 26-October 12, 2013 - Dragons and Tigers
- 2013 (57th) BFI London Film Festival - October 9-20, 2013 - Laugh
- 2014 (43rd) International Film Festival Rotterdam - January 22-February 2, 2014 - Spectrum
- 2014 (13th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 27-July 14, 2014 *New York Premiere
- 2014 (8th) JAPAN CUTS - July 10-20, 2014 *New York Premiere
- 2013 (38th) Hochi Film Awards - December, 2013