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A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (2000)

15-Sai: Gakko IV (original title)
Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of ... See full summary »

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Yôji Yamada

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Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay), Emiko Hiramatsu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Yûta Kanai ... Daisuke Kawashima
Hidekazu Akai Hidekazu Akai ... Yasu Sasaki
Rei Asami Rei Asami ... Sumire Oba
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Daisuke's father
Seiko Takada Seiko Takada
Yôko Akino Yôko Akino ... Mother
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
Yoshiaki Umegaki Yoshiaki Umegaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baijaku Nakamura Baijaku Nakamura
Mutsuko Sakura Mutsuko Sakura
Tetsurô Tanba ... Tetsuo Hata
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Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of interesting people, including friendly truck driver Sumire and a mysterious mountaineer girl. Written by Anonymous

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Excellent Road Movie
7 November 2003 | by Matt73See all my reviews

I happened to see this one during Japanese Film Festivals and I'm glad I did because this is the only good movie that was screened then.

The story revolves around a 15-year-old boy who went a distance just to see a 7,000-year-old cedar tree. Just like any other road movie, he met many characters along the way. But this is not an ordinary road movie. This one is excellent!

One particular scene was done beautifully. It was morning and the boy had just took a ride from a truck driver. The road was quiet and we can see a lot of trucks on the side. It gives me the peaceful feeling, as if I was the boy on the scene!

I've been waiting for it to be released on DVD, along with some other Japanese movies, but I guess it will never happen...


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11 November 2000 (Japan) See more »

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