All Around Us (2008)

All Around Us is a Japanese movie written and directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Gururi no Koto
Release date
June 7, 2008
Directed by
Ryosuke Hashiguchi
Written by
Ryosuke Hashiguchi (screenplay)
Distributed by
Bitters End
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In the early 90s, tightly-wound publishing company employee Shoko gets married to an easy-going guy named Kanao, who takes a job as a courtroom sketch artist.

The trials Kanao witnesses represent the worst humanity has to offer—from an elementary school stabbing to a mass murdering cult.

Meanwhile, Shoko is deeply depressed after losing her their baby soon after it was born. Between the things he hears in the courtroom and the declining mental state of his wife, Kanao is struggling to cope. Over time, the couple gradually tries to find a path to happiness together.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Lily Franky Lily Franky Kanao
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura Shoko
Tamae Ando Tamae Ando
Hirofumi Arai Hirofumi Arai
Mitsuko Baisho Mitsuko Baisho
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
No photo available Kojun Ito
Ryo Kase Ryo Kase
Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka
Akiko Kikuchi Akiko Kikuchi
Yuichi Kimura Yuichi Kimura
Rie Minemura Rie Minemura
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
Yoichi Nukumizu Yoichi Nukumizu
Yosuke Saito Yosuke Saito
Seiichi Tanabe Seiichi Tanabe
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka
Minori Terada Minori Terada
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima
Takashi Yamanaka Takashi Yamanaka
Norito Yashima Norito Yashima
Megumi Yokoyama Megumi Yokoyama

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Last Updated 05 Mar 2014 at 01:10