April Bride (余命1ヶ月の花嫁 Yomei Ikkagetsu no Hanayome) is a 2009 Japanese film directed by Ryuichi Hiroki.
On April 5, 2007, a couple married in a church. At first glance, it was a typical wedding. The bride, however, was suffering from late-stage breast cancer and had been given only a month to live.
- Nana Eikura: Chie Nagashima
- Eita: Taro Akasu
- Satomi Tezuka
- Misako Yasuda
- Akira Emoto
- Based on the true story of Chie Nagashima, a woman afflicted with breast cancer and her husband Taro Akasu.
- Chie Nagashima's story was also told in a 2007 TBS documentary.
April Bride was number one in the box office in its opening weekend. Mark Schilling of The Japan Times gave the film a mostly positive review.