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Ekurêru Okashi hôrôki
Éclair For Our Future, For Our Children
Director: KONDÔ Akio Japan 2011, Japanese with English subtitles
Length: 105 Minutes
Losing his parents at very early stage, Akio was sent to an orphanage. He is a quitter, never be able to stay in one place, attempts to escape so many times and finally he ends up being sent to a reformatory.
It was 1943 when the dark shadow of the war was sneaking up and about to change everything and lead him to such a vagrant life.
Many encounters throughout the difficult time, likes of detective Toyama who saved him from hunger by giving a sweet pastry. The only thing keep him going amongst the everything was "Sweets & Girls", the song Yoko, who was a teacher of the orphanage, sang to him.
No matter what happens to him, thinking about sweets and singing the song somehow give him the power to live.