Written on: 06/02/2013 by saintgileshighgate (31 reviews written)
Although I did't read the book, this movie contains almost all the ingredients a really memorable movie needs to succeed. From the begining to the end, this charming Japanese film is very beautiful to watch. Not only does it contain an incredible story line, but also it makes a surprisingly fantastic use of the set, costumes and features of the native culture. Furthermore, despite the fact that it is basically a love story it is also based on a true story about war and the destruction of the Japanese style of living after it.