There exists a beautiful tunnel that nature has created, a leafy green tunnel of about three kilometers in length located in Ukraine. The local residents affectionately refer to it as the “Tunnel Of Love”. Through the years, nature has created and shaped the tunnel… the tree lines were molded by passing trains, giving it a completely different color and atomosphere during each of the four seasons. The train that passes makes a round-trip daily, carrying wood to a factory. Many lovers come to this tunnel to make their wish in hopes that their love will last forever. They believe their wish will be granted only if their love is true and pure.
This story was inspired by this green tunnel in Klevan, a small town in Northwestern Ukraine in which a part of the story occurs. The protagonist, a middle aged man, has been longing for a young woman whom he loved, but died a long time ago. He comes to this luscious green tunnel to meet her. He yerns for the love he once had and lost and expresses his love for her even now.
A miracle happens! She is there!
What happens next? Will he be happy meeting her again? What would he tell her? “I’m in love with you”. What is “love”?
The director, Akiyoshi IMAZEKI presnts the theme in different light.
Kei, a teacher in his young adult life who fell in love with a High School student by the name of Hitoha. Their relationship became intimate, but he lost her as a result of a fatal car accident. Many years have passed. Kei is now middle aged, working at a small factory. He still cannot erase Hitoha from his mind or heart. He decides to visit the Ukraine where there is a beautiful tunnel in a small city called Klevan. This tunnel is known for being the tunnel of love. The people there say that a pair who kiss in this tunnel become eternal lovers and their wishes come true. He goes to the tunnel in the hopes that he will once again meet his beloved Hitoha…
Cast： Honoka Miki , Sho Oyamada
Director： Akiyoshi Imazeki
©2014 Klevani-Ai no Tunnel Procudtion Commettee
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