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After Life
After life dvd.jpg
Japanese DVD cover
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Produced by Producers:
Masayuki Akieda
Shiho Sato
Executive Producer:
Yutaka Shigenobu
Written by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Music by Yasuhiro Kasamatsu
Cinematography Masayoshi Sukita
Yutaka Yamasaki
Editing by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Distributed by Engine Film
Released 1998
Running time 118 min.
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After Life (ワンダフルライフ) is a 1998 Japanese film written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. The film centers around a holding area where people go after they die and features interviews with people regarding specific memories from their life, many of which were real and completely unscripted. People are only allowed to bring one memory with them into their next life so a good deal of the film revolves around the deliberation involved in that choice.


Actor Role
ARATA Takashi Mochizuki, counsellor
Yusuke Iseya Man who refuses to choose a memory
Taketoshi Naito Takuro Sugie, counsellor
Erika Oda Shiori Satonaka, trainee counsellor
Kei Tani Kennosuke Nakamura, boss
Kyōko Kagawa Kyoko Watanabe, Ichiro's Wife
Kazuko Shirakawa Nobuko Amano, woman who talks about her affair with a married man
Susumu Terajima Satoru Kawashima, counsellor

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