Grave of the Fireflies Movie Review Summary

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In this moving story, two children, Seita and Setsuko, struggle for survival when their mother is killed during the bombing of Japan in WWII. Seita takes responsibility for his younger sister and tries to build a life for the two. They strive to maintain a sense of home and family while working against sickness, hunger and an often indifferent society.
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More than anything, it's a movie about love between two orphans who were left to fend for themselves amid the chaos of war. The only redemption for this sad tale is in their innocent love for one another; the persistence of innocence and human spirit in face of selfishness, greed, and violence.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   fort/military installation    -   sewers/subways    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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