Nabbie's Love

Nabbie's Love (ナビィの恋, Nabi no koi) is a 1999 film written and directed by Yuji Nakae about Nanako Agarikinjo (Naomi Nishida) returning to Aguni Island (Okinawa) to visit her grandmother, Nabbie Agarikinjo, played by Tomi Taira.

Nabbie's Love
Soundtrack cover art
Directed byYuji Nakae
Produced byHiroshi Ishiya
Written byYuji Nakae
StarringNaomi Nishida
Jun Murakami
Tomi Taira
Reiko Kaneshima
Rinshō Kadekaru
Misako Ôshiro
Ashley MacIsaac
Satoe Uza
Music byKenichiro Isoda
Michael Nyman
CinematographyKenji Takama
Edited byRyuji Miyajima
Distributed byOffice Shirous
Release date
  • December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)
Running time
92 minutes

The film score is by Kenichiro Isoda, with two tracks by Michael Nyman, working separately. The film tied with Rituparno Ghosh's Bariwali for the Netpac Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Director Nakae won Best Director at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards, which also presented a Special Award to producer Shirō Sasaki. Naomi Nishida won the Hochi Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of Nanako. Isoda won Best Film Score at Mainichi Film Concours. Nishida also won Best Supporting Actress at the Yokohama Film Festival, and Jun Murakami (as Fukunosuke, as well as for roles in two other films) tied for Best Supporting actor with Teruyuki Kagawa.


Nabbie's Love
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 26, 1999
Michael Nyman chronology
The Commissar Vanishes
Nabbie's Love
The End of the Affair

The film's music is an eclectic mix of Japanese, English, and Irish influences.

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