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Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

Ashita no kioku (original title)
A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers:

Hiroshi Ogiwara (novel), Hakaru Sunamoto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Watanabe ... Masayuki Saeki
Kanako Higuchi Kanako Higuchi ... Emiko Saeki
Kenji Sakaguchi Kenji Sakaguchi ... Naoya Ito
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Rie Saeki
Asami Mizukawa Asami Mizukawa ... Keiko Ikuno
Noritake Kinashi ... Shigeyuki Kizaki
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Takehiro Yoshida
Eri Watanabe Eri Watanabe ... Kimiko Hamano (as Eriko Watanabe)
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Atsushi Kawamura
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Usaburou Sugawara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Yoshihiko Hakamada
Sô Hirosawa Sô Hirosawa
Isamu Ichikawa Isamu Ichikawa
Hana Kino Hana Kino
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Storyline

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 May 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Memories of Tomorrow See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$140,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,696,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Good movie featuring Ken Watanabe
18 December 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This is the first movie to feature Ken Watanabe in the lead role. This may come as a surprise to many of us who've seen Ken in movies like "The Last Samurai", and other Japanese movies. He was the star in these movies, but surprise to learn that he was never the lead actor until this movie.

In fact, Ken was the one who've suggested to make the novel of the same title by Hiroshi Ogiwara into a movie. He saw similarity between himself who had a bout with leukemia with the main character of the novel Masayuki Saeki. The movie that was the first film to feature him as its star won the Japanese Academy Award for 2006.

This is a good movie that portrays the life of 49 year old middle aged executive who contracts Alzheimer's disease at the peak of his career. The confusion, and desperation of the man who's career is about to be taken away from him, and the courage him and his wife shows to combat the life that's before them is more suspenseful than your average action movie. The kind of courage and dignity the main character Saeki has is probably what Ken Watanabe has as a person as well.

Ken Watanabe is brilliant in this movie, and its worth every minute of your time to see him in action.


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