Tombstone of Fireflies 再見螢火蟲 (1988) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
|Also known as:||Grave of the Fireflies|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|Picture Format:||NTSC =|
|Aspect Ratio:||Widescreen, 1.85 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) =|
Intercontinental Video (HK)
Running time 88 minutes
A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their soldier father's destiny is unknown, the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies.
After their mother is killed in an air raid during World War II, Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt, they run away from home and take up residence in a cave. When everyting is in short supply, their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies, until Setsuko gradually succumbed to hunger and suffered from malnutrition….