Birthday Card (Japanese Movie)


  • Movie: Birthday Card
  • Romaji: Basude Kado
  • Japanese: バースデーカード
  • Director: Yasuhiro Yoshida
  • Writer: Yasuhiro Yoshida
  • Producer: Kazunari Hashiguchi
  • Cinematographer: Shinya Kimura
  • Release Date: October 22, 2016
  • Runtime: 123 min.
  • Genre: Drama / Mother & Daughter
  • Distributor: Toei
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Noriko (Ai Hashimoto) lost her mother Yoshie (Aoi Miyazaki) when she was only 10-years-old. Yoshie knew she would not be able to live long enough to see her children grow up and wrote birthday cards to her children in the future. Agonizing over relationships with friends, love and marriage, Noriko grows up with hints and thoughts hidden on birthday cards which are sent from her mother every year.


Filming began July, 2015 in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Filming took about one month to finish.


Birthday Card-Ai Hashimoto.jpgBirthday Card-Aoi Miyazaki .jpgBirthday Card-Yusuke Santamaria.jpgBirthday Card-Kenta Suga.jpg
Ai HashimotoAoi MiyazakiYusuke SantamariaKenta Suga
Noriko SuzukiYoshie SuzukiSoichiro SuzukiMasao Suzuki
Birthday Card-Aoi Nakamura.jpgBirthday Card-Shosuke Tanihara.jpgBirthday Card-Yoriko Doguchi.jpgBirthday Card-Tae Kimura.jpg
Aoi NakamuraShosuke TaniharaYoriko DouguchiTae Kimura
Jun TateishiShosuke TaniharaMitsuyoSaori Ishii

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