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Bright Future (2002)

Akarui mirai (original title)
Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ...
Yûji Nimura
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Mamoru Arita
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Shin'ichirô Arita
Takashi Sasano ...
Mr. Fujiwara
Marumi Shiraishi ...
Mrs. Fujiwara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanawa ...
Ken Takagi
Hideyuki Kasahara ...
Shin
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Fuyuki Arita
Miyako Kawahara
Chiaki Kominami ...
Kaori Fujiwara
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Jun
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Mori
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Miho Nimura
Ryô ...
Lawyer
Sakichi Satô ...
Manager of Recycle Shop
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Storyline

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither can articulate or control--and the strange jellyfish that they keep as a pet. Written by Anonymous

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3 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,755 (USA) (12 November 2004)

Gross:

$4,762 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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Trivia

The large group of jellyfish in the Tokyo River was filmed in an aquarium and digitally added to the film. See more »

Quotes

Mamoru Arita: Nimura, here's the plan.
[thumb toward the breast piece]
Mamoru Arita: When I do this, it means "Wait".
[thumb and the index finger toward the outside piece]
Mamoru Arita: And this means "Go ahead".
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Soundtracks

Mirai
Written by The Back Horn
Performed by The Back Horn
Courtesy of Victor Entertainment, Speedstar Records
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beautiful but not very understandable
30 January 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Yes, this movie is very beautiful because of its image especially when you see the movements of the jellyfish(es), very colourful and calm. There is a lot of philosophy (intelligence, meaning - call it the way you like it) in the whole movie. BUT (yes there's always a "but") I didn't like that. I think the movie tries to force to be unique/special which it isn't. There were a lot of things I haven't understood in that movie. Of course you can think now that I'm stupid or so. Because I don't want to spoil anything I'll describe it like that - there were many things (especially at the beginning and at the end) which aren't explained any deeper and after the movie I thought "hmm...what was it about?". Also the people's personality, relationship, their past, ... etc. - no real hints for them.

So in the end I think only people who love Kurosawa's (I don't mean Akira Kurosawa) movies should watch it, also people who like this calm and deep philosophy which you have to explain yourself and Asian movie junkies who watch every damn movie just because it's Asian (like me), too.


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