Thursday, December 23, 2010

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru No Haka) (1988)

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru No Haka) (1988)
608 x 336 / XviD / Audio: Mp3 /ratio: 1.78 : 1 / Language: Japanese / Subs: English/Turkish/ 23.976 fps / 697 Mb
Animation | Drama | War

Based on the novel "Hotaru no Haka" by Akiyuki Nosaka who lost his sister to malnutrition during World War II. A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. Unlike many style over substance anime, this one actually has an excellent story.

Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their father dies while fighting overseas and their mother is killed in an air raid, they must turn to other relatives for support. After that support is taken away from them as well, the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. Left on their own during a time when everything is in short supply, the pair gradually succumb to hunger and the elements.

Imdb Top 250 #140 / rating: 8.3


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