Saturday, October 22, 2011

僕と妻の1778の物語 (1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife)



Movie synopsis taken from Asianmediawiki
Sci-fi writer Sakutaro and bank employee Setsuko met at as high school freshmen during their summer vacation. Since that time, the couple has always been together and eventually married. One day, Setsuko complains of a stomach ache and is hospitalized. Sakutaro then learns that his wife has colon cancer. Sakutaro takes the advice from his doctor that laughter helps the immune system and proceeds to write a short story for his wife every day. At first, Setsuko was expected to live for only 1 more year, but she lived for 5 more years and Sakutaro eventually wrote 1,778 short stories for his wife.


I had been wanting to watch this movie since it start screening in the cinema but no one was interested in it so I finally watched it on my iPad today. Based on a true story of sci-fi writer Taku Mayumura and the 2 main characters in this movie are acted by good actor and actresses, 草なぎ剛 (Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) and 竹内結子 (Takeuchi Yuko), are enough reason for me to look forward to this movie.

The movie is about 2 hours long. Certain scenes in the movie are quite funny. It shows how much Sakutaro loved his wife. Each and everyday without fail, he will write a short story for the wife to read. His wife died when he finished and presented the 1777th story to her at her bedside in the hospital. He wrote the 1778th story during the preparation of his wife's funeral which he called it "The Last Chapter". He wrote nothing on the paper but his facial expression which switched between happiness and sadness made feel that he is really expressing his love for his wife. The 1778 stories are for his wife to read and since the wife had passed away, he did not need to write anything on the paper. Whatever he is thinking in his heart would definitely reach his wife. At the end of the movie, he wrote "In our next life, let's be together again." *TEARS*

Very touching movie and definitely worth watching if you are a fan of romantic and touching movie.

Here's a picture of all the 1777 stories written by him and stacked in the house:


P.S: After watching this movie, I felt like reading up on the actual 1778 stories written by sci-fi writer Taku Mayumura but thinking twice, I am not really a fan of sci-fi so I guess I will pass. Anyone who read it and willing to share about what is in the 1778 stories please let me know!

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