MOVIES

When the Curry is Ready
その日、カレーライスができるまで

When the Curry is Ready
その日、カレーライスができるまで

Duration
52min
Japanese theatrical release
2021
Cast
Lily Franky
Director
Yasuhiko Shimizu
Synopsis
A tired man returns to his empty, dimly lit room in the pouring rain. Kenichi (Lily Franky) has lost his young son Eikichi to heart disease and his wife has left him because of it. Out of remorse, he starts a fundraising campaign to raise money for a boy suffering from the same disease, but he is still far from his goal. Today is an important day for Kenichi as he prepares his annual feast. While cooking, he's listening to his favorite radio program, which is asking for listeners' 'secret techniques'. Kenichi picks up his mobile phone and starts writing a text message about his favorite home-cooked meal, simmering on the stove. He starts to write an email. "I'm making curry for my wife's birthday again this year. Three days from now is her birthday". "She likes curry left to rest for three days". "But I'm alone this year for some reasons". Next to him, a smiling picture of Eikichi watches over his father. And then, through an email post heard over the radio, a small miracle begins to happen around Kenichi ...