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The Blue Light (2003)
"Ao no hono-o" (original title)

 -  Drama | Crime | Romance  -  15 March 2003 (Japan)
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Shuuichi Kushimori
Aya Matsuura ...
Noriko Fukuhara
Kumiko Akiyoshi ...
Yuuko Kushimori
Kansai Yamamoto ...
Ryuji Sone
Baijaku Nakamura ...
Eiji Yamamoto
Anne Suzuki ...
Haruka Kushimori
Naomasa Musaka ...
Masashi Kano
Toshiaki Karasawa ...
Shintaro Kanzaki
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Adequate drama, bad horror
6 August 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The movie's topic is certainly interesting, how to get rid of person who is destroying your family's life. The main character tried a legal way, but since there was no way to get rid of his awful stepfather in this way, he decided to commit a murder. The movie tries to justify his act desperately, but without a success- everyone starts to feel more and more sick of the guy. Movie also creates a opportune circumstances for another murder which the main character commits. Don't expect a great depth from this film.

The dramaturgy is interesting because from the first look it seems interesting and the level of thrill gets higher, after the first murder, the movie loses it's edge - what a boring flick it is! Also, the movie is a way too long one - much shorter would have done the trick. The ending is awful as what.

Movie is also a bit subjective since it recommends murder as a possible escape path for a situation in what the main character finds himself in the beginning - a stepfather who cannot control his drinking and just happens to be a nasty guy.

Good things in the movie is the great screenplay and very nice scenes. Music wasn't so bad either. I will certainly take a look if the director of this film has done anything better - very likely has.


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