Reunion (2012)

Reunion is a 2012 Japanese movie written and directed by Ryoichi Kimizuka and based on a nonfiction novel by Kota Ishii. It premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival on September 2, 2012.

Movie info

Original title
遺体 明日への十日間
Transliterated title
Itai: Asu e no tōka kan
Premiere date
September 2, 2012
Release date
February 23, 2013
Distributed by
Fuji Television

Plot

The movie is set in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture during the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Aiba is a retired funeral-home employee who volunteers at a local senior citizens’ center which is being used as a makeshift morgue.

Initially upset with how the bodies of the dead are being handled by rescue workers, Aiba takes it upon himself to remedy the situation by taking charge, instructing other workers, and caring for the bodies in a respectful manner in spite of the traumatic circumstances unfolding around them.

Featured Cast

Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida Aiba
Ryo Katsuji Ryo Katsuji
Jun Kunimura Jun Kunimura
Naoto Ogata Naoto Ogata
Wakana Sakai Wakana Sakai
Shiro Sano Shiro Sano
ikki-sawamura Ikki Sawamura
mirai-shida Mirai Shida
Michitaka Tsutsui Michitaka Tsutsui
Toshiro Yanagiba Toshiro Yanagiba

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  • Trailer for "Reunion" (Itai: Asu e no tōka kan)

    Here’s the trailer for Ryoichi Kimizuka’s 2012 movie Reunion, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival on September 2, 2012.Toshiyuki Nishida stars as Aiba, a retired funeral-home...

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