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A Japanese woman loses her best friend

Many romantic movies end with marriage proposals or beautiful weddings. But the Japanese movie, Only the Cat Knows, which is based on the manga of the same name, tells what happens after several years of marriage. 

The movie starts with an old married couple who have been together for 44 years. Their married life looks tedious because the husband, Masaru, has never shown any affection to his wife Yukiko and barely talks to her, even though she takes good care of him. The only friend Yukiko can count on is a black stray cat called Chibi. When Yukiko’s patience comes to an end, she tells her daughter that she wants a divorce. Then, her only friend Chibi suddenly goes missing. Yukiko is worried and starts looking for it.      

Will Yukiko find Chibi? How her married life continue? Find out at cinemas near you when Only the Cat Knows opens on August 15.

Vocabulary:

affection : a feeling of liking and caring about someone or something - ความรักและห่วงใย

barely : almost not happening - แทบไม่เคยเกิดขึ้น

divorce : a legal way of ending a marriage - การหย่า

patience : the ability to wait for a long time without becoming angry or upset - ความอดทน

proposal : a plan or suggestion for a group to consider - ข้อเสนอ

stray : a pet that has no owner or that is lost or has left its home - สัตว์ที่ไม่มีเจ้าของ, สัตว์ที่หลงทาง

tedious (adj): boring -

worrisome : worrying; causing worry or anxiety - ซึ่งน่าวิตก

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