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A.k.a.
Grave of the Fireflies
Year
1988
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Isao Takahata
Genres
Drama, Animation, War
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
145,438
Checks
23,646
Favs
3,078
Dislikes
146
Favs/checks
13.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. jamesmcavoy's avatar

    jamesmcavoy

    Well that was a mighty depressing film. And I loved it. I even think it might be one of my favourites ever. Films are supposed to make you feel, and this one surely made me feel A LOT. I was basically going through the whole film with tears in my eyes because I knew what was coming, and I completely bawled at the end. If you're looking for a film that rips your heart out and stomps on it, then this is the right film for you. 6 years 11 months ago
  2. arrbrr's avatar

    arrbrr

    So sad! 6 years 8 months ago
  3. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Horrific, emotionally punishing film that reveals the ravaging and systematic, deliberate violation of conflict in a way few are willing to acknowledge. As powerful an anti-war message as Platoon, yet in a sense even more brutal as it features two children fighting for their lives in quiet desperation, with the miserable end almost a foregone conclusion. Necessary watching for those who occupy a Patton-like bravado on the issue of war's necessity. It isn't pleasant and is actually designed to break the audience in two, but in this case, poison is the cure. Still can't believe this premiered in a double bill with My Neighbour Totoro - a marketing gaffe of seismic and laughable proportions, to be sure! 7 years 6 months ago
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