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Grave of the Fireflies

In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. Based on the award-winning, semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, this beautifully animated masterpiece is from Japan's acclaimed Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away", "Princess Mononoke").

Year: 1988
Genre: Drama, War and Anti-War Films, Japanese Cinema, Anime, Best of the 1980s, Animation, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Studio Ghibli
Country: Japan
Director: Isao Takahata
Duration: 88 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
8.5/10
Location in store: Anime (Studio Ghibli)

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