1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife

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1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife
1778 Stories of Me and My Wife movie poster.jpg
Film poster advertising this film in Japan
Directed byMamoru Hoshi
Written byRitsuko Hanzawa
Screenplay byNoriko Hanzawa
Story byTaku Mayumura
StarringTsuyoshi Kusanagi, Yūko Takeuchi
Music byYuusuke Honma
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 15 January 2011 (2011-01-15) (Japan)
Running time
139 minutes

1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife (僕と妻の1778の物語, Boku to tsuma no 1778 no monogatari) is a 2011 Japanese film based on the true story of the science fiction writer Taku Mayumura.[1] It was directed by Mamoru Hoshi, and stars actor Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and actress Yūko Takeuchi.[1] The film is the fourth in the so-called "Boku Series" starring Kusanagi, and the first to based on a book. Much of the staff of the other three films continued their work on this film.

1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife was released in Japanese cinemas on 15 January 2011.[2]


Sci-fiction author Sakutaro Makimura spends his days giving life to his daydreams, and enjoys a peaceful relationship with his wife Setsuko. One day, Setsuko is struck with stomach pains, and is later diagnosed with bowel cancer and given one year to live. After being told by her doctors that laughter boosts the body's immune system, Sakutaro decides to write one short story for his wife every day.



The film was released nationwide on January 15, 2011, earning ¥159.7 million and ranking first in its opening weekend. On January 20, 2011, it was shown in a special screening attended by the Empress.


  1. ^ a b "僕と妻の1778の物語 on eiga.com". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  2. ^ "僕と妻の1778の物語 on goo movies". NTT Resonant Inc (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "僕と妻の1778の物語 on allcinema". Stingray (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-08-17.

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