Duration GenresDrama, Japanese Movies LanguageJapanese
Release date2002 WriterSumio Ohmori, Miri Ryu, Miri Yu (novels) CastMakiko Esumi (Miri Yu), Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshio Kakei, Kumiko Aso, Yasufumi Terawaki, Mitsuru Hirata NominationsJapan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Similar moviesRelated Tetsuo Shinohara movies
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Inochi(命,lit. "life") is a 2002 Japanese movie directed by Shinohara Tetsuo starring Esumi Makiko and Etsushi Toyokawa. It is based on a memoir of the same title by the Korean-Japanese author Yu Miri.
Yu Miri (Esumi) is a writer who's just become pregnant by her married lover. When she decides to keep the baby without his help, her ex-boyfriend Yutaka (Toyokawa), now struggling with terminal cancer, decides to help raise him, pledging to "live long enough to hear him say my name."