After Life (1999)

After Life
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 58mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Arata Actor Takashi Mochizuki 1 1000001
Oda Erika Actor Shiori Satonaka 1 1000002
Susumu Terajima Actor Satoru Kawashima 1 1000003
Taketoshi Naito Actor Ichiro Watanabe 1 1000004
Kyoko Kagawa Actor Kyoko Watanabe 1 1000005
Kei Tani Actor Ken-nosuke Nakamura 1 1000006
Takashi Naito Actor Takuro Sugie 1 1000007
Sadao Abe Actor Ichiro Watnabe Student Days 1 1000008
Toru Yuri Actor Kisuke Shoda 1 1000009
Kazuko Shirakawa Actor Nobuko Amano 1 1000010
Yusuke Iseya Actor Yusuke Iseya 1 1000011
Hisako Hara Actor Kiyo Nishimura 1 1000012
Sayak Yoshino Actor Kano Yoshimoto 1 1000013
Kotaro Shiga Actor Kenji Yamamoto 1 1000014
Natsuo Ishido Actor Kyoko Tsukamoto Student Days 1 1000015
Akio Yokoyama Actor Doorkeeper 1 1000016
Tomomi Hiraiwa Actor Announcer 1 1000017
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu Actor Composer 1 1000018
Kazuji Araki Actor Extra 1 1000019
Kunio Endo Actor Extra 1 1000020
Michi Okuma Actor Extra 1 1000021
Shinichiro Okuno Actor Extra 1 1000022
Yoshitaka Kaneko Actor Extra 1 1000023
Keigyoku Kin Actor Extra 1 1000024
Yone Kori Actor Extra 1 1000025
Mas-Aki Kojima Actor Extra 1 1000026
Terumasa Takahashi Actor Extra 1 1000027
Chie Takamatsu Actor Extra 1 1000028
Kimiko Tatara Actor Extra 1 1000029
Toshio Nomoto Actor Extra 1 1000030
Nanae Hirakawa Actor Extra 1 1000031
Tara Bundo Actor Extra 1 1000032
Tae Kimura Actor Extra 1 1000033
Makoto Shinozaki Actor Extra 1 1000034
Miyako Yamaguchi Actor Extra 1 1000035
Tatsumasa Akieda Actor Extra 1 1000036
Minami Usui Actor Extra 1 1000037
Yuri Isomi Actor Extra 1 1000038
Goki Kashiwayana Actor Extra 1 1000039
Haruka Kodo Actor Extra 1 1000040
Toranosuke Aizawa Actor Extra 1 1000041
Tatsuo Kimura Actor Extra 1 1000042
Masaru Goto Actor Extra 1 1000043
Ichiro Tanaka Actor Extra 1 1000044
Takashi Nakagawa Actor Extra 1 1000045
Takuya Nishimura Actor Extra 1 1000046
Masayuki Hagiwara Actor Extra 1 1000047
Kazuyuki Haneda Actor Extra 1 1000048
Kaoru Mashimo Actor Extra 1 1000049
Hirokazu Koreeda Director n/a 2 2000001
Shiho Sato Producer n/a 3 3000001
Masayuki Akieda Producer n/a 3 3000002
Yutaka Shigenobu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Hirokazu Koreeda Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Osamu Shiraishi Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Iwao Takahshi Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Naohiro Asano Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Miwa Nishikawa Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Teiitsu Kin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Shuichi Kakesu Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000006
Masahiro Yasuda Production Coordinator planning producer 162 5000007
Yutaka Yamazaki Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Masayoshi Sukita Director of Photography (re-creation) 120780 6000002
Yuzuro Sato Lighting n/a 798 6000003
Shigeki Nakamura Lighting n/a 798 6000004
Hirokazu Koreeda Editor n/a 172 7000001
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu Music n/a 120781 8000001
Toshihiro Isomi Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Hideo Gunji Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Yu Nakamura Research researcher 458 12000001
Takahiro Mitsuyoshi Research researcher 458 12000002
Yuka Tashiro Research researcher 458 12000003
Mutsuki Sakai Hair hair/make-up 120794 13000001
Shigeru Aoki Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000002
Osamu Takizawa Sound Design sound design/recording engineer 120905 14000001
Kenji Shibazaki Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000002
Hideki Takeuchi Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Koichiro Yamamoto Other stylist 120795 26000001
Kazuko Yamamoto Other stylist 120795 26000002
Tesuo Kaneko Other opticals 120795 26000003
Synopsis
A new intake of clients arrives at a grey transit station in an uncertain location. This is the gateway to the afterlife and all of the new arrivals are recently deceased. They are interviewed individually, and must select one memory to take with them into eternity; all the others will be erased. Various characters -- a teenage girl, a punk, a World War II veteran, an old lady -- are given a week to make up their minds. The memory will then be reconstructed, acted out and filmed, so the recipient will have a tape to keep. The choices range from the recent to wartime, and comment on both Japanese history and questions of love and loss.