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Director:Takashi Koizumi
Studio:Asmik Ace Entertainment
Writer:Takashi Koizumi, Keishi Nagi
Rating:6.2 (61 votes)
Date Added:2010-03-02
Awards:6 wins & 11 nominations
Genre:Drama
IMDb:0283878
Duration:127
Sound:Dolby
Languages:Japanese
Takashi Koizumi  ...  (Director)
Takashi Koizumi, Keishi Nagi  ...  (Writer)
 
Akira Terao  ...  Takao Ueda
Kanako Higuchi  ...  Michiko Ueda
Hisashi Igawa  ...  Sayuri's father
Tanie Kitabayashi  ...  Oume
Manami Konishi  ...  Sayuri
Yoko Shioya  ...  Tanabe
Takahiro Tamura  ...  Shigenaga Koda
Hidetaka Yoshioka  ...  Dr. Nakamura
Tags: Buddhism Drama

Summary: Letter from the Mountain(Amidado Dayori ) (2002)
Akira Kurosawa's assistant director Takashi Koizumi directs the low-key drama Letter From the Mountain, based on the novel by Keishi Nagi. Highly specialized doctor Michiko (Kanako Higuchi) finds herself seized with panic attacks. She and her partner, Takao (Akira Terao), decide to leave behind their stressful lives in Tokyo for a simpler life in the small farming village of Shinshu. After meeting several sick people in the community, Michiko sets up a medical center and gradually heals herself in the process. However, many of the townspeople refuse medical treatment, preferring to let nature take its course. The conclusion involves an annual celebration suggesting the couple's acceptance in the community.