Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated   |    |  Animation, Drama, War


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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.


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Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata

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28 January 2001 | Black Rainbow
10
| Haunting
I was warned this movie would be emotional, but I had no idea just how understated that was. By the end, my friend and I were huddled together, pouring out tears I've never shed for any movie before. It was a mix of horror, empathy, sadness, and so many more emotions I can't even begin to list.

Visions of this film have haunted me since first watching it, and I would find it hard to watch again, simply from it being so heart-wrenching. Only one movie has ever hit me hard enough to keep me from subjecting myself to it's strong emotions again (The thief, the cook, his wife and her lover).

I strongly urge all to watch this, as it rises well about any films I've seen, anime or not.

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Details

Release Date:

26 July 1989

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,101 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$516,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,962

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