Grave Of The Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
Grave Of The Fireflies

Year

1988

Duration

89 minutes

Genres

Animation

Language

English

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Synopsis

This Japanese anime is the deeply moving tale of a teenage boy and his young sister fighting to survive during World War II. Their home is destroyed, their father is a soldier who is away fighting, and their mother is killed by a bomb. At first they stay with an aunt - but she treats them badly, so they travel to the countryside where they find a cave to shelter in. The country is still under attack - but the light of the fireflies they capture to illuminate their cave provides a rare moment of joy. This harsh and haunting story is incredibly powerful and rewarding, and possibly the best war film ever made.

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12 Classification

This film has a few uses of mild bad language and contains moderate war horror.

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