0.5 mm (2014)

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0.5 mm (2014)
0.5 miri (original title)

Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing-care helper. The family of an old man asked Sawa to sleep with him, which led her to eventually lose her job and house. Now, she has nowhere to go. Sawa finds elderly people in trouble and gets involved in their lives. Meeting them, their lives change and Sawa's own wounds start to heal.
Japan
IMDb   7.3 /10
TheMovieDb    7.2 /10
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Creators
Director Momoko Andô
Writer Momoko Andô
Information
Release Date2014-07-17
Runtime3h 18mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards6 wins & 3 nominations.
CompanyRealproducts
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
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Hisako, Professor Makabe's Niece
Sueo Saito, the Shady Salesman
Takeshi Sasaki, Makoto's Father
Tatsuo Inoue
Tatsuo Inoue
Elder Man in Karaoke Bar
Midori Kinouchi
Midori Kinouchi
Yukiko Kataoka, Shozo's Wife
Shizue Makabe, Professor's Bed-Ridden Wife
Junkichi Orimoto
Junkichi Orimoto
Shozo Kataoka, Bed-Ridden Man
Toshio Sakata
Toshio Sakata
Shigeru, Tree Counter and Bicycle Stealer
Nozomi Tsuchiya
Nozomi Tsuchiya
Makoto Kataoka, the Mute
Professor Makabe
Kazue Tsunogae
Kazue Tsunogae
Hamada, Carer of Makabe

0.5 mm

0.5 mm (0.5ミリ) is a 2014 Japanese drama film directed by Momoko Andō. It was released in Japan on November 8, 2014.


Cast

  • Sakura Ando as Sawa Yamagishi
  • Akira Emoto
  • Toshio Sakata as Shigeru Isuguro
  • Mitsuko Kusabue
  • Masahiko Tsugawa as Yoshio Makabe
  • Miyoko Asada as Hisako Makabe
  • Junkichi Orimoto as Kataoka
  • Midori Kiuchi as Yukiko
  • Nozomi Tsuchiya
  • Tatsuo Inoue as Yasuo
  • Masahiro Higashide
  • Kazue Tsunogae as Hamada

Reception

Critical response

Maggie Lee of Variety called the film "a work of both cool precision and endearing eccentricity".

Accolades

At the 36th Yokohama Film Festival, the film was chosen as the 3rd best Japanese film of the year and Momoko Andō won the award for Best Director.

At the 39th Hochi Film Awards, the film won the award for Best Picture and Masahiko Tsugawa won the award for Best Supporting Actor.

At the 69th Mainichi Film Awards, Momoko Andō won the award for Best Screenplay and Sakura Ando won the award for Best Actress.