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thumbnail Grave Of The Fireflies – Japn (1988)

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Tells the story of two children from the port city of Kobe, made homeless by American bombs. Seita is a young teenager, and his sister Setsuko is about 5. Their father is serving in the Japanese navy, and their mother is a bomb victim. For a time an aunt takes them in, but she’s cruel about the need to feed them, and eventually Seita finds a hillside cave where they can live. Their plight is recorded with unsentimental intimacy in a world where
food and compassion are scarce.

The late film critic Roger Ebert considered it to be one of the best and most powerful war films and, in 2000, included it on his ‘Great Movies’ list.

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