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The Boy and the Heron

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  • Eng

Credits

Country
Japan
Language
Japanese
Subtitles
Dutch
Length
124
Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki

Storyline

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother’s tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy’s mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the “long-awaited one.”