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17 Ratings

Childhood Days

Shonen jidai

Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Japan, 1990
Drama, War


Shinji (a young boy evacuated from Tokyo) and his new schoolmates (who are villagers) don’t exactly know what is going on in the war. They see the B-29 bombers, but the problems of being separated from one’s mother and surviving among one’s peers loom larger than international politics.

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Childhood Days Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Film (Readers' Choice)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1991 | 7 wins including: Best Film

1991 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress

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