"Wake up! I'm a Prince!" 'Sleeping Bride' or 'Glass Brain' is teenage love-story of a girl who sleeps for 17 years, her only hope, a young boy...

Director:

Writers:

(graphic novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chaos (2000)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ken Mitsuishi, Masato Hagiwara
Last Scene (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) In the year 2000, after being retired for a while, an old time actor is cast in a low-budget film. However, he realizes how the soulless, assembly-line ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Asô, Kumiko Asô
Monsterz (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive ?

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Mina Fujii, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Satomi Ishihara
Don't Look Up (1996)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A filmmaker and crew slowly go insane after being continually haunted by the ghost of a dead actress.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Yasuyo Shirashima, Kei Ishibashi
The Complex (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Ryô Iwamatsu
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda
Ghost Theater (2015)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Rika Adachi, Keita Machida, Haruka Shimazaki
Kaidan (2007)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Leona Hirota
Ringu 2 (1999)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada
Dark Water (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Michael Adamthwaite, Sota Aoyama
Sotohiro (2000)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Tsugunobu Kotani, Hideo Nakata
Stars: Yasuko Sawaguchi, Ryôsuke Miki, Tomokazu Miura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lisa Gotô ...
Yumi Iida (as Risa Gotô)
Hiroki Kohara ...
Yuuichi Nagasawa (17 years)
Takaaki Enoki ...
Dr. Hishikawa
Yûko Natori ...
Ritsuko Nagasawa
Masako ...
Masako Iida
Rikiya Ôtaka ...
Yuuichi Nagasawa (Aged 7)
Toshie Negishi ...
Nurse
Moro Morooka ...
Yumi's father
Yôko Ohshima ...
Yuuchi's mother
Michiko Kawai ...
Mitsu Fukuhara
Tomoka Hayashi ...
Keiko Mizoguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomiyuki Kunihiro
Tarô Suwa
Ayako Yoshitani
Edit

Storyline

'Sleeping Bride' is a story of a young girl who ever since her birth, has never been a wake. Seven years after birth, a little boy called Yuuchi encounters the girl while he's exploring the hospital he's in. After a nurse remarking to him that the girl, Yumi, is a 'sleeping beauty', Yuuchi believes that just like in the story, if Yumi is kissed by a prince, she'll wake up. So, everyday he goes to Yumi's room and remarks: "Please wake up! I'm a prince!" This becomes routine for him. Then, after ten years, he goes back, says the words and... Yumi wakes up! Written by Sophie Ball

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 January 2000 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Bride  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting look at Hideo's filmography
26 May 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Well, like probably everyone who is looking at this page, I saw this film as part of the Tartan Film, Ring Trilogy Box Set. From the write up on the case, it claims that Sleeping Bride is "thematically" related to The Ring. That can mean anything really, and because logo on the Disc was of a scary variety, I automatically, assumed this to be a horror film. It wasn't ... at all.

But that doesn't mean that it wasn't a good film, it was. For a while though I though it would it turn dark .. and in a few scenes, I REALLY though it would, but it never did. It is a light and somewhat sentimental film, based on the classic Sleeping Beauty story. It explores some interesting ideas, and brings fantasy into a modern setting.

The relationships and interactions between the characters, especially in school, are particularly pure in parts, and reminded me of some of the animation from Ghibli, though this is probably because the story was based on the work of another animation and comic legend, Osamu Tezuka.

This film suffers mostly from being misrepresented. It has been distributed with 3 horror films, and despite the quirkiness of the concepts, Sleeping Bride is a cute, emotional character study, that poses a few questions, and can make you ponder things a little. Not scary in the slightest .. unless you count dying of of embarrassment for the main character in some scenes! ;P

I am glad I saw this film, but I guess, since I consider it as "free", that lessens the pain a little more, than if I had a 5000 yen hole in my wallet, and only this movie to show for it. For an interesting look at Hideo Nakata's filmography, and for an interesting, and moving story, check out this film, but make sure you get 3 Ring films with it ;P


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nice film but age 15 in uk???? lewis_hurt
Rikiya Otaka from Ring angelicme_
Masako? angelicme_
Can you only get this film with the Ringu boxset? arabesuku
Discuss Garasu no nô (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?