The Gift of Memory
Toko is a University student who works for part-time at a café cum bookstore in Kumamoto. Told by her friend that her mother was followed by a suspicious man, she comes to see her mother then witnesses the man. Toko asks Tamaya, the private detective, to be her mother’s body guard.
The Gift of Memory~Ça va?
Private detectives Tamaya and Tagami bump into a foreigner named Mathieu on the street in the middle of devastated area by the earthquake. By a friend’s help who speaks French, they come to understand that Mathieu is trying to deliver his late wife’s ashes to his father-in-law.
Trivia & Awards
The film was shot in Kumamoto Prefecture using a crew and cast hailing from the area.
The movie raised awareness of Kumamoto Prefecture and its recovery from the terrifying earthquake in April 2016