The Letters (2006)

  |  Drama


The Letters (2006) Poster

How have you been? Takeshi's letter is delivered one each month to his younger brother, Naoki. Takeshi is serving a life term in prison for the crime that he had committed to save his ... See full summary »


6.9/10
312

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Awards

1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


19 November 2007 | ethSin
10
| A modern masterpiece
Tegami is about the struggles of Nao (Yamada Takayuki) whose brother (Tamayama Tetsuji) was convicted for murder. In an extremely civilized country like Japan, only people with really twisted minds are considered to be capable of murder. This movie follows the obstacles and challenges Nao faces because he shares his blood with a murderer, with help of a friend Yumiko (Sawajiri Erika) in the span of approximately 10 years. The title "Tegami" (The Letters) comes from the letters Nao and his brother exchange over these years.

Yamada Takayuki and Tamayama Tetsuji's acting were extremely good in this film, Tegami is worth watching just for Tamayama's scene in the very end. This movie is beautifully directed with perfect background music.

Out of about 80 Japanese films I've seen so far, Tegami has the best ending scene of all. I don't expect everyone to cry, but your heart is frozen if it doesn't at least touch you, especially if you understand Japanese. I personally got goosebumps as soon as Oda Kazumasa's timeless masterpiece, "Kotoba ni Dekinai" started playing. This is a movie that deals with contemporary issues and problems in Japan. Definitely a must-watch movie of 2006.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Byakuyakô

Byakuyakô

Waterboys

Waterboys

Memories of Matsuko

Memories of Matsuko

The Wings of the Kirin

The Wings of the Kirin

Lesson of the Evil

Lesson of the Evil

The Miracles of the Namiya General Store

The Miracles of the Namiya General Store

The Devil's Path

The Devil's Path

Taiyo no uta

Taiyo no uta

Suspect X

Suspect X

The Crimes That Bind

The Crimes That Bind

The Hovering Blade

The Hovering Blade

Silenced

Silenced

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

26 April 2007

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,260,214

How Despicable Characters Make "Succession" So Good

Alan Ruck explains how such awful people make such compelling characters on HBO's "Succession."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Join us Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for IMDb LIVE After the Emmys, with exclusive interviews, and more. Plus, see what IMDb editors are watching this month.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com