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Childhood Days

DVD cover
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Produced by Fujio A. Fujiko
Written by Taichi Yamada
Hyozo Kashiwabara (Novel)
Starring Yuji Horioka
Tetsuya Fujita
Music by Shinichirô Ikebe
Cinematography Tatsuo Suzuki
Editing by Chizuko Osada
Studio Childhood Days Production Committee
Distributed by Toho
Release date(s) 01990-08-11 August 11, 1990
Running time 117 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Childhood Days (少年時代 Shōnen jidai ?, aka Takeshi - Childhood Days) is a 1990 Japanese film directed by Masahiro Shinoda. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[1]

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Synopsis

A story of childhood life during wartime Japan. Takeshi, the intelligent son of a fisherman, is the schoolyard bully. When his cousin comes to stay with his family to avoid bombing raids, Takeshi at first treats him well, then begins bullying him too. Takeshi eventually loses his position of leadership.[2]

Cast

  • Tetsuya Fujita: Shinji Kazama
  • Yuji Horioka: Takeshi Ohara
  • Katsuhisa Yamazaki: Futoshi Tanabe
  • Noritake Kobinata: Kensuke Sudo
  • Atsuko Koyama: Minako Saiki
  • Shima Iwashita: Shizue Kazama
  • Toshiyuki Hosokawa: Shusaku Kazama
  • Choichiro Kawarazaki: Tatsuo Kazama
  • Kazuyo Mita: Shige Kazama
  • Nobuko Sendo: Akiko Tanabe
  • Mitsue Suzuki: Maki Kazama
  • Shinsuke Ashida: Principal
  • Hideji Otaki: Stationmaster
  • Kyosen Ohashi: Photographer

Reception

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Awards and nominations

14th Japan Academy Prize[3]

References

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Awards
Preceded by
Black Rain
Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
My Sons

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