Wandafuru raifu (1998)

Japan, 1998
119m
35mm film, colour, 1.66:1
mono, Japanese

A Japanese fantasy film directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Plot Summary

A group of people who have recently died are given a week to choose which single memory they can take into the afterlife with them.

Credits

Crew
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
TV Man Union, Engine Film
Executive Producer: Yutaka Shigenobu
Planning Producer: Masahiro Yasuda
Producers: Shiho Sato, Masayuki Akieda
Line Producer: Osamu Shiraishi
Screenplay: Hirokazu Koreeda
Director of Photography: Yutaka Yamazaki
Editor: Hirokazu Koreeda
Music: Yasuhiro Kasamatsu
Sound Design/Recording Engineer: Osamu Takizawa
Wardrobe: Shigeru Aoki
Hair/Make-up: Mutsuki Sakai
Art Directors: Toshihiro Isomi, Hideo Gunji

Cast
Arata (Takashi Mochizuki)
Erika Oda (Shiori Satonaka)
Susumu Terajima (Satoru Kawashima)
Takashi Naito (Takuro Sugie)
Kei Tani (Ken-nosuke Nakamura)
Taketoshi Naito (Ichiro Watanabe)
Sadao Abe (Ichiro Watanabe, student days)
Toru Yuri (Kisuke Shoda)
Kazuko Shirakawa (Nobuko Amano)
Yusuke Iseya (Yusuke Iseya)
Hisako Hara (Kiyo Nishimura)
Sayaka Yoshino (Kana Yoshimoto)
Kotaro Shiga (Kenji Yamamoto)
Natsuo Ishido (Kyoko Tsukamoto, student days)
Kyôko Kagawa (Kyoko Watanabe)
Akio Yokoyama (doorkeeper)
Tomomi Hiraiwa (announcer)
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu (composer)
Kazuji Araki
Kunio Endo

Alternative Titles

After Life – Canadian, Chilean, French, German, Italy, UK, US title
After life – Spanish title
After Life… la vida después de la muerte – Argentine title
Depois da Vida – Brazilian title
Efter livet – Swedish title
Mellem liv og død – Danish title
Meta thanaton zoi – Greek title
Nakon zivota – Serbian title
Túlvilág – Hungarian title
La vida después de la muerte – Uruguayan title
Wonderful Life
После жизни
– Russian title

References

Other Sources
BFI Southbank Guide December 2019 p.37 – illustrated listing
BFI Southbank Guide December 2021 p.22 – illustrated listing