Calmi Cuori Appassionati

Reisei to Jōnetsu no Aida
Calmi Cuori Appassionati

DVD cover

Directed by
Isamu Nakae

Produced by
Toru Ota

Written by
Kaori Eguni (novel)
Fumie Mizuhashi
Jinsei Tsuji (novel)

Yutaka Takenouchi
Kelly Chen
Roberto Brunetti

Music by
Ryo Yoshimata

Toyoshi Tsuda

Edited by
Hiroshi Matsuo

Release date

2001 (2001)

Running time

125 minutes



Box office
¥2.7 billion ($34,846,000)[1]

Calmi Cuori Appassionati (冷静と情熱のあいだ aka Reisei to Jōnetsu no Aida; lit. “Between Calmness and Passion”) is a 2001 Japanese movie directed by Isamu Nakae, starring Yutaka Takenouchi and Kelly Chen. It is a love story about two students who met at an art college in Japan. The film is based on a 1999 novel which was a best seller in Japan.[2] Calmi Cuori Appassionati was a hit, becoming the 8th highest grossing film in Japan of 2001.
The title tune is “Wild Child” from the album A Day Without Rain by Enya. An album of Enya’s songs used in the film was released in 2001 as Themes from Calmi Cuori Appassionati.


1 Plot
2 Cast
3 Award Nominations
4 Notes
5 External links


Living in Florence, Italy, Junsei Agata is studying to be a restoration expert who specializes in fine art. He feels life is empty. He was clinging to the memory of one girl with whom he spent his school days. Her name was Aoi. One day, he learns Aoi is in Milan and finds she lives with a wealthy American businessman. He finds she lives in a different world and runs away to Japan.
Junsei remembers a 10-year promise. When he was a college student in Japan, he made a promise with Aoi to meet on the top of the Duomo in Florence on her 30th birthday. He hangs on to one slight hope that Aoi must have remembered the promise. He decides to return to Florence to prove the love between him and Aoi is true.


Yutaka Takenouchi as Agata Junsei
Kelly Chen as Aoi
Roberto Brunetti as Luca
Valeria Cavalli as Giovanna
Luciano Federico as Angelo
Silvia Ferreri as Daniela
Arnoldo Foà as The Restorer
Reona Hirota as Asami
Nana Katase
Hisanori Koshimizu
Tatsuo Matsumura as Seiji Agata
Ryôta Matsushima
Marisa Merlini as Gina
Shinya Owada as Kiyomasa Agata
Kenichi Sano
Yusuke Santamaria as Takashi
Kippei Shiina as Takanashi
Ryoko Shinohara as Memi
Sansei Shiomi as The Lawyer
Michael Wong as Marvin Lai

Award Nominations[edit]
2002 Awards of the Japanese Academy[3]

Nomination – Bes