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Writer:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (writer)
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Release Date:
3 December 2003 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
beautiful but not very understandable See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jô Odagiri ... Yûji Nimura

Tadanobu Asano ... Mamoru Arita

Tatsuya Fuji ... Shin'ichirô Arita
Takashi Sasano ... Mr. Fujiwara
Marumi Shiraishi ... Mrs. Fujiwara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanawa ... Ken Takagi
Hideyuki Kasahara ... Shin

Ryô Kase ... Fuyuki Arita
Miyako Kawahara
Chiaki Kominami ... Kaori Fujiwara

Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Jun
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Mori
Sayuri Oyamada ... Miho Nimura
Ryô ... Lawyer
Sakichi Satô ... Manager of Recycle Shop
Tetsu Sawaki ... Kei
Kiichi Sonobe
Yûji (as Yuji Nagai)

Directed by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kiyoshi Kurosawa  writer

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
Itaru Fujimoto .... associate producer
Sadayuki Iwase .... co-producer
Harumi Noshita .... co-producer
Masafumi Odawara .... executive producer
Nobuhiko Sakô .... executive producer
Kenji Takahara .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shigeomi Hasumi  (as Pacific 231)
Takemasa Miyake  (as Pacific 231)
 
Cinematography by
Takahide Shibanushi 
 
Film Editing by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
 
Production Design by
Yasuaki Harada 
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
 
Costume Design by
Michiko Kitamura 
 
Makeup Department
Sôichi Umezawa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tomohiro Kubo .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hiromichi Kori .... sound
Masatoshi Saito .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Koichi Kuroda .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Linda Hoaglund .... subtitler: English
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Akarui mirai" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
France:92 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Japan:115 min | USA:92 min | South Korea:115 min (DVD version) | UK:88 min
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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:
Yûji Nimura:What have I been doing? I got my go ahead a long time ago.See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
beautiful but not very understandable, 30 January 2004
Author: DarkAngelAyu from Germany

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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