|Release Date: January 15, 1999||Running Time: 129 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: None||Box Office: $71,832.00|
|Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama, Period|
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Summary:The story of the relationship between a country doctor and a woman who works in his hepatitis clinic, set in a seaside town at the end of World War II. As hepatitis ravages Japan, the courageous doctor is nonetheless at the fringes of a very militaristic society. He, his friends, and the prostitute who has fallen for him, seek to produce a microscope powerful enough to study and so combat the virus.