To Love

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Overview

Mitsu works in a factory and has a crush on Tsutomu, a young man she met on the Tokyo streets. One day the two go out, and after some deception, Tsutomu manages to have his way with her. Coming from a broken home, he is frightened by love, so he cruelly allows her to wake up alone. A month passes and a more grown-up Tsutomu returns. The lovers joyously reunite and move in together. All is blissful until both notice a strange sore on Mitsu's arm. The doctors diagnose it as leprosy. Without telling Tsutomu, Mitsu checks into a leper sanitarium. Hanging out with society's pariahs gives her much insight. She discovers the old lepers to be wonderful people. In turn, Mitsu becomes their source of joy and renewed hope. Still, she misses her Tsutomu. One day, the doctors inform her that they erred and that the sore is not leprosy. Happily she heads back to her true love until she realizes with a guilty pang that to return to him would mean unhappiness for her newfound friends

Movie Data

Facts

Original Title Aisuru

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 4, 1997
    Theatrical

Genres

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Cast 11

  1. Miki Sakai

    Miki Sakai
    Mitsu Morita

  2. Atsuro Watabe

    Atsuro Watabe
    Tsutomu Yoshioka

  3. Jô Shishido

    Jô Shishido
    Chinen

  4. Chieko Matsubara
  5. MS

    Miki Sanjo
    Inamura

  6. TK
  7. KN

    Ken Nishida
    Nishiyama

  8. KK

    Kyôko Kishida
    Taeko Kano

  9. Keiju Kobayashi
  10. Moeko Ezawa

    Moeko Ezawa
    Woman at the apartment

  11. Masumi Okada

    Masumi Okada
    Professor

Crew 6

Camera

  1. MT

    Masao Tochizawa
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. KK

    Kei Kumai
    Director

Editing

  1. OI

    Osamu Inoue
    Editor

Sound

  1. TM

    Teizô Matsumura
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. SE

    Shusaku Endo
    Writer

  2. KK

    Kei Kumai
    Writer

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