The Friends (Natsu no niwa)

  • Shinji Somai /
  • Japan /
  • 1994 /
  • 113 mins

Rentarô Mikuni, Chikage Awashima, Akira Emoto / Fiction / Japanese

A delightful and moving coming-of-age story. One summer, three young boys take an increasing interest in an eccentric old man who lives alone in a house surrounded by an overgrown garden. The boys form a bond with the recluse and set about weeding and replanting the garden.

Print courtesy of Yomiuri-TV Enterprise LTD.

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