The Great Passage (2013)

The Great Passage (2013)





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Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for The Great Passage

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

[Ishii] takes his time telling this warm story of the 15-year creation of a definitive print dictionary, but it's a worthy journey.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A quiet, patient film that takes place almost entirely within just three locations - the boarding house and the young people's places of work - this is a story that seeks the everlasting within the ephemeral.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for The Great Passage

A patient movie about the creation of a new dictionary and changes in the lives of its editors. Frequent humor. Fascinating (to me) details about the creation of the book. A movie that will probably appeal to hardcore bibliophiles and language geeks more than to others who might find those aspect a bit...meticulous. I was impressed that the movie included a pun that works both in Japanese and in English translation.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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