Kamisama no Karute

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Kamisama no Karute
Kamisama no Karute movie poster.jpg
Poster advertising this movie in Japan
Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa
Produced by Akio Kobayashi, Yutaka Onishi, Julie K. Fujishima, Koji Ishida, Tomoko Machida, Minami Ichikawa
Written by Noriko Goto
Story by Sosuke Natsukawa
Starring Sho Sakurai, Aoi Miyazaki
Music by Suguru Matsutani
Cinematography Kousuke Yamada
Edited by Naoya Bandō
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • August 27, 2011 (2011-08-27) (Japan)
Running time
128 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $23,384,864[1]

Kamisama no Karute (神様のカルテ?) is a 2011 Japanese film directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa.[2] This film is based on a bestselling novel of the same name by an actual doctor.[3]

Plot[edit]

Dr. Ichito Kuriharai (Sho Sakurai) works at a clinic in Nagano Prefecture. He rarely has any free time due to the clinic's shortage of doctors and the constant influx of patients. Ichito even sometimes diagnoses patients out of his area of specialty and sometimes goes days without sleeping. He hopes to work at a major hospital where he can get more free time to spend with his wife Haruna (Aoi Miyazaki) and also specialize in his field of study. However, Ichito is also reluctant to add to shortage of doctors at the clinic and break his relationships with the patients.

One day, Dr. Ichito Kuriharai clears out the belongings of a terminal cancer patient who died. During this time, he discovers a letter made out to him thanking him for the care he provided to her, even though he could not cure her sickness. Dr. Ichito Kuriharai then has a revelation about the medical chart he keeps in his hand - filled with personal observations and concerns...

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Kamisama no Karute was released in Japanese cinemas on 27 August 2011.[5] It was released on 321 screens throughout the country.[6]

Reception[edit]

Box Office[edit]

Kamisama no Karute grossed around 302.85 million yen on its debut weekend, making it the highest grossing film in the Japanese box office for the weekend of 27–28 August 2011.[6] About 240 thousand audience went to watch this film over the same weekend, of which over half were made up of middle school students.[6] Also, according to the film's official website, female audience outnumbered the male audience by a ratio of 93 to 7.[6] It reached the 1 million audience mark on 13 September 2011.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&wk=2011W35&id=_fKAMISAMANOKARUTE01
  2. ^ 神様のカルテ (2011) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  3. ^ 桜井、内科医初挑戦…映画「神様のカルテ」 (in Japanese). Hochi Shimbun. 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ a b "Teaser - In His Chart (Kamisama no Karte)". nipponcinema. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  5. ^ "神様のカルテ on eiga.com" (in Japanese). eiga.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  6. ^ a b c d 映画興行成績 :櫻井翔効果で「神様のカルテ」が初登場首位 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co.Ltd. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  7. ^ 「神様のカルテ」100万人突破、櫻井&加賀がヒット御礼 (in Japanese). eiga.com. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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