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- Movie: The Long Excuse
- Romaji: Nagai Iiwake
- Japanese: 永い言い訳
- Director: Miwa Nishikawa
- Writer: Miwa Nishikawa
- Producer: Asako Nishikawa, Akihiko Yose
- Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki
- Release Date: October 14, 2016
- Runtime: 123 min.
- Genre: Drama
- Distributor: Asmik Ace Entertainment
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Sachio Kinugasa (Masahiro Motoki) is a popular writer. His wife (Eri Fukatsu) of many years dies in a bus accident. Although they did not love each other, Sachio Kinugasa has to act broken-hearted. Sachio then meets the bereaved family of Yoichi Omiya (Pistol Takehara) and his two children. Yochi Omiya's wife (Keiko Horiuchi) also died in the bus accident and was friends with Sachio Kinugasa's wife. Yochi Omiya works as a truck driver and he's in despair over his wife's death. Sachio Kinugasa doesn't know why, but he offers to take care of Yochi Omiya's two children.
- Based on the novel "Nagai Iiwake" by Miwa Nishikawa (published February 25, 2015 by Bungeishunju). Although the novel did not win, it was nominated for the 153rd Naoki Prize in 2015.
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