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Giovanni's Island 2014

  • Mizuho Nishikubo
  • March 22, 2014
  • 102 mins
  • Japanese
  • Animation, Drama, History
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.


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A touching post-WWII story about children, parents, war, friendship and family. Probably the best movie in recent memory, and certainly one of the most touching movies ever.

You should watch it.

P.S. Reading "Night on the Galactic Railroad" ("Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru") before will intensify the experience even more.

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