Cheers from Heaven

天国からのエール (Tengoku kara no eru)

When “bento” (lunch box) shop owner Hikaru (Hiroshi Abe) learns that a group of local high school students have no place to practice music, he decides to build a studio beneath his store allowing them to play there for free. The students begin to grow fond of Hikaru but still know little of his terminal illness which Hikaru has been battling and keeping secret from his family and friends.

Set in the coastal town of Motobu-cho, Okinawa, this film depicts the incredible true story of Hikaru Nakasone, a man who devoted the last days of his life to helping youngsters who felt as if they had nowhere to go. In similar fashion to Kurosawa’s Ikiru, this inspiring account tells the positive and unmeasurable effect one ordinary man can have on so many individuals’ lives.


監督: 熊澤誓人
出演: 阿部寛、ミムラ、桜庭ななみ

Distributor: Asmik Ace

Director: Makoto Kumazawa
Nanami Sakuraba, Hiroshi Abe, Keita Tanaka
2011, 114 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

16 February 2006

16 February 2014

16 March 2022

16 February 2027