Rebirth

Synopsis: After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Izuru Narushima
  13 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Year:
2011
147 min
15 Views

I wake up in the

middle of the night

Every night ...

it's been 4 years

I hear a cry in my sleep

The voice of

a baby screaming

calling me for help

I wake up and look around

Erina is not here

Although I am a mother

Her warm embrace

cannot soothe my pain

Some said

"make another baby"

How can they

be so insensitive

Until she came back

I thought I would

go crazy

As a couple

Erina was our treasure

But the Erina

who came back

of course is our child

But

the little

Does not see us

as her real parents

She thinks her abductor

is her real mother

She loves her

Do you know how painful

how sad this is?

That woman

Has robbed the whole family

The pain of our family

Even as Erina is back

still continues

That woman

Stole not only

Erina's body

But her heart also

One who takes a life

gets the death penalty

But she took the heart

of a whole family

And there is no death

penalty for her

This is why I say ...

Give us back

our happiness

Etsuko told me:

"You are bare like

a tree in winter"

"You got pregnant from Hiroshi

but terminated it"

"now it went bad and

you can't conceive anymore"

"That's the price you pay

for killing a baby"

When Etsuko got pregnant

I thought I had to take

a distance from Hiroshi

But I was too weak

I couldn't

Etsuko was calling

every day

Crying for her

husband to return

or the next day talking

about Hiroshi's sex life

taking pleasure in

an open discussion

an other day

verbally abusing me

she kept calling

every day

She seemed almost crazy

when I heard

the baby was born

I just wanted to take

a glance at the baby

one look and that

would be enough

then I would forget everything

change place and job

Start a new life with

my dad's inheritance

It was all set

in my heart

Kaoru ...

Little Kaoru

...protect this child

I will protect

this child

Her smile would

comfort me

would forgive that ...

I had killed my baby

in the womb

tried to steal

a married man

for all these

she would be

my forgiveness

this is ...

what I thought

"In a baby's most

tender years"

"the accused took her

away from her parents"

"at a time when a child

needs affection most"

"she dispossessed her"

"That little Erina's emotional

scars will remain"

"is also a concern"

"Despite the cruelty

of the crime"

"The accused doesn't

reconsider her act"

"or show any sign of regret"

"it is useless to expect

any sincere remorse"

"And in the view

of these facts"

"We apply the sentence

of 6 years imprisonment"

"We have given this penalty

due consideration"

Let the accused

come to the bar

This is the end

of the trial

Does the accused

want to say something?

If you do

please be concise

Until I was arrested

I would pray

every day of my life

and every day, all day

to live with Kaoru

And I lived praying

continuously

For four year

I was allowed to taste

the joy of motherhood

I would like to thank

Mr. and Mrs. Akiyama

Wouldn't you rather apologize

than thank them?

There is no word

of apology

Just die!

Why don't you die!

Please calm down

Rebirth

[The loneliness of

the 8th day cicada]

[John Mayer - Daughters]

I know a girl

she puts the color

inside of my world

But she's just

like a maze

Where all of the walls

all continually change

And I've done ...

Ms Akiyama

We're going out to karaoke

I work until

Oh, right

You're Erina Akiyama?

I'm Ando

a freelance writer

May we have

a little talk?

Are you a journalist?

You are little

Kaoru, right?

I'd like to ask you questions

about the abduction

I don't remember it

Here

If you remember anything

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Satoko Okudera

Satoko Okudera (奥寺 佐渡子, Okudera Satoko, born 1966 in Iwate Prefecture) is a Japanese screenwriter. She is known for her screenplays in both the live-action and anime mediums. Her 1995 screenplay for Gakkō no kaidan was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize. She is best known for her collaborations with anime director Mamoru Hosoda. more…

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