The Long Excuse


JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available.


7/11/2018@ 7PM

Perfectly Draws the Splendor and Impatience Found in Loving Another

The Long Excuse(永い言い訳)(124mins, 2016)

Directed by Miwa Nishikawa

©2016 “The Long Excuse” Production Committee

Romance starring Motoki Masahiro from Departures with original story, script and direction from Nishikawa Miwa of Dreams for Sale. A bestselling author discovers the joys of living for others after his wife dies and he spends time with children who have lost their mother. 

Bestselling author Sachio Kinugasa's (Motoki) wife dies in a freak accident. He was cheating on his wife at the time of the accident and has to put on a fake performance as bereaved husband. Sachio meets Omiya (Takehara Pistol), whose wife died in the same accident, and offers to help take care of his children.


*In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer

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