Release Date: April 28, 2000
1h 58m |
In one week, 22 recently deceased people enter a way station
(between heaven and Earth) and work with three counselors and a trainee,
who help them to pick one memory. The memory they choose will be the only one
they can take to eternity. Once chosen they describe the memory to the
staff who work with a crew to film it and screen it at week's end. Their stories
reveal not only their personal pleasures and horrors, but also the broader
history of postwar Japan.
The trainee, 18-year-old Shiori (Oda), helps a teenage girl choose a memory
other than Disneyland. Shiori also has secret feelings of affection towards
her mentor, Mochizuki (Arata).