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Grave of the Fireflies

A tragic film following a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. With their mother killed and father missing, the siblings fight for survival in an abandoned shelter and find respite and entertainment from fireflies lighting the sky overhead. The two must depend on each other to keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs as the uncertainty and scarcity of war rips apart the only world they know.

Directed by Isao Takahata. Produced by Toru Hara.

 

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