- Directed by:
- Isao Takahata
- Akiyuki NosakaIsao Takahata
- Tsutomu TatsumiAyano ShiraishiYoshiko ShinoharaAkemi YamaguchiRhoda ChrositeShannon Conley...
- Release Date:
- 16 April 1988 Japan ...
- 93 min / Germany:85 min (DVD version)
- Other Info:
- Film negative format (mm/video inches)35 mm / Cinematographic processSpherical / Printed film format35 mm / Aspect ratio1.85 : 1 /
- Also Called:
- Eldflugornas grav Sweden, Grab der Leuchtkäfer, Das West Germany, Grave of the Fireflies USA, Letzten Glühwürmchen, Die Germany (DVD title), Letzten Leuchtkäfer, Die West Germany, Túmulo dos Vagalumes Brazil, Tomba per le lucciole, Una Italy, Tombeau des lucioles, Le France, Tombstone for F
Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their father's destiny who was a soldier is unknown the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only en
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