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Miwa Nishikawa

The Long Excuse


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Status: Completed

Director(s): Miwa Nishikawa

Toronto International Film Festival 2016 - Special Presentations

Sachio, a popular novelist, loses his wife of many years in a bus accident, along with her best friend. He is with another woman when he hears the news and with any affection long gone from their marriage, he has to fake the grief everyone expects from him.
Under pressure to channel emotions he does not feel into his writing , he meets Yoichi, the truly devastated husband of his wife’s friend, left with 2 young children. Without really knowing why, Sachio offers to look after them while their father is at work.
Growing attached to this new found family, he finally begins to feel his loss and the void left by a wife he thought he didn’t care for. In his journey to understanding, he will find his love for her again.


Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara


Director(s): Miwa Nishikawa
Screenplay: Miwa Nishikawa
Directors of Photography: Yutaka Yamazaki
Editing: Ryuji Miyajima
Original Music: Toshihiro Nakanishi, Michiaki Kato
Set Design: Keiko Mitsumatsu
Sound Editors: Mitsugu Shiratori
Costume Supervisors: Miwako Kobayashi
Category Movie: Drama

Production company: Aoi Pro. Inc.
Production Date: 2016
Date of First Release: 09/09/2016
Language: Japanese
Duration: 124minutes
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