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A Boy Called H

Shônen H

Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Japan, 2013
Family, History, Drama


Hajime Senoh known as H since he wears a red sweater with the letter on it. He is an elementary school student living in the era near the World War II. The war is changing his whole life and everything around him.

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A Boy Called H Directed by Yasuo Furuhata

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

2014 | Winner: Best New Actor

2013 | Winner: Best New Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

What are people saying?

  • twistedthursday's rating of the film A Boy Called H

    I'm deeply fascinated with the ins and outs of the Second World War and this movie presents a perspective on it that has never been exposed to me: a normal, Christian Japanese family, who has open relationships with Westerners, but has to do anything to survive in their home country during WWII. The son of the family becomes the center of the story. Thoroughly a great cinema experience.

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