22 assorted, deceased individuals check into a former rural school serving as a halfway house where they are allowed a week to trawl through their memories and settle on a defining moment of happiness which, recreated on film, will become their private heaven. A simple, even slightly obvious idea, perhaps, but the execution is anything but hackneyed or unsophisticated.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 118 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Screenwriter: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Arata
Erika Oda
Taketoshi Naito
Sadao Abe
Kotaro Shiga
Yusuke Iseya
Susumu Terajima
Takashi Naitô
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