Childhood Days

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Childhood Days
Childhood Days.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Produced by Fujio A. Fujiko
Written by Taichi Yamada
Hyozo Kashiwabara (Novel)
Starring Yuji Horioka
Tetsuya Fujita
Music by Shin’ichirō Ikebe
Cinematography Tatsuo Suzuki
Edited by Chizuko Osada
Production
company
Childhood Days Production Committee
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • August 11, 1990 (1990-08-11)
Running time
117 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Childhood Days (少年時代 Shōnen jidai?, a.k.a. Takeshi - Childhood Days) is a 1990 Japanese film directed by Masahiro Shinoda. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[1] It was based on a Manga of the same name by Fujio A. Fujiko.

Synopsis[edit]

A story of childhood life during wartime Japan. Takeshi, the intelligent son of a fisherman, is the schoolyard bully. When his cousin comes to stay with his family to avoid bombing raids, Takeshi at first treats him well, then begins bullying him too. Takeshi eventually loses his position of leadership.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Tetsuya Fujita:[3] Shinji Kazama
  • Yuji Horioka:[4] Takeshi Ohara
  • Katsuhisa Yamazaki:[5] Futoshi Tanabe
  • Kensuke Sudo : Minako Saiki
  • Shima Iwashita: Shizue Kazama
  • Toshiyuki Hosokawa: Shusaku Kazama
  • Choichiro Kawarazaki: Tatsuo Kazama
  • Kazuyo Mita: Shige Kazama
  • Nobuko Sendo: Akiko Tanabe
  • Mitsue Suzuki: Maki Kazama
  • Shinsuke Ashida: Principal
  • Hideji Otaki: Stationmaster
  • Kyosen Ohashi : Photographer

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

14th Japan Academy Prize[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards for Shonen jidai (1990)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ Based on Takeshi at AllMovie
  3. ^ "Tetsuya Fujita". IMDb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yuji Horioka". IMDb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Katsuhisa Yamazaki". IMDb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "第14回 日本アカデミー賞". Japan Academy Prize. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.  (Japanese)

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