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He died when he was pretty young, that's sad. Did his father outlive him?
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classblockquoteHiroshi66 wrote:

He died when he was pretty young, that's sad. Did his father outlive him?
Yes, his father is in the closing scene, after Kenji has died. Also, FYI, some of Kenji's family members served as consultants on this film.


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Watched the final episode today. The feeling I'm left with is that, overall, this movie is terribly lacking in something, and that something is Kenji's life. It seemed such an unattached, "rootless" portrayal of this man.

The most outstanding aspects are of the land itself, far overshadowing the substance of Kenji. The depiction of his life felt as though I were sitting somewhere flipping through an old photo album. Nothing drew me into his life. If I had not found some websites that showered me with light on the man, I would have found watching the movie a somewhat tiresome exercise.

The most moving scene was the last, of his father and mother reading words their son had written. The depth of understanding and emotion they displayed was, to me, the human highlight of the entire movie. (I don't know the name of that actor, but he can sure sell a whole lot more than wine!)

On the other hand, I would have endured the entire three hours again just to see the scenes of the ripened grain fields, that sea of golden velvet dancing in the afternoon breezes. It is a sight of unimaginable grace and beauty, whether green or golden. (It's also a spectacular secret hiding place for a little girl to disappear into and watch the clouds pass overhead.)
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The depiction of his life felt as though I were sitting somewhere flipping through an old photo album. Nothing drew me into his life. If I had not found some websites that showered me with light on the man, I would have found watching the movie a somewhat tiresome exercise.
I agree. This movie is just so-so. Probably it is hampered by being a bio-pic when no one really knew he man well. As a result, the film lacks warmth.

Searching IMDb, I see other movies based on on Miyazawa's works. Films based more on his work rather than his life would probably be more interesting to watch.

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I agree.. I neglected to watch the last two episodes.. I was to tape the third one but I didn't feel like it.. some of the scenes actually bored me.. I don't think that unless you actually read some of his works you would truly appreciate his life.. I hope the next movie is better.. because I'm really missing the Sunday night dramas.
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