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Midnight Sun (2006)
"Taiyô no uta" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 June 2006 (Japan)
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Kaoru dreamily gazes from her bedroom window each morning just before dawn. She can see a stretch of the beach in front of her parent's house on a hill in Kamakura, but focuses upon the ... See full summary »

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Kaoru Amane
Takashi Tsukamoto ...
Koji Fujishiro
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Kuniko Asagi ...
Yuki Amane
Eri Fuse
Gaku Hamada
Kintarô Hara
Jun Kaname ...
Kudou Youhei
Gorô Kishitani ...
Ken Amane
Ken Koba
Takashi Kobayashi
Magy
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Haruo Kato
Airi Tôriyama ...
Misaki Matsumae
Tomohito Wakizaki
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Kaoru dreamily gazes from her bedroom window each morning just before dawn. She can see a stretch of the beach in front of her parent's house on a hill in Kamakura, but focuses upon the activity at the bus stop where Koji and his two best friends meet before going surfing. The appearance of the sun causes her to lowers the blinds and go to sleep for she suffers from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) and exposure to the sun's rays has had the potential to kill her. At night she walks to the train station, plays her guitar and sings songs she has written, commonly returning home just a few minutes before it starts getting light. One morning she is at the bus stop singing when Koji arrives. Liking the song she was singing, he promises to go and listen to her perform as a street musician the first day of summer vacation but finds a loud and off-key man has occupied her spot. Koji improvises and takes her to Yokahama on his motor bike where her singing immediately draws a crowd. Koji marvels at ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Pretty bland romance, pretty bland presentation
5 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's few things that are memorable about Midnight Sun, I suppose if the movie's main song catches you, you will take the most from this film. Otherwise you'll be pretty bored most of the time. A girl who has some rare disease called XP, is forced to live her life at night. She often watches this one particular guy from her window as he goes about trying to learn how to surf.

The movie is quite forced, the director tries to force upon you a slow movie by extending several shots and scenes unnecessarily, there's not much depth, some decent amounts of humor though, which is nice, but overall I found it to be yet another average Asian movie, nothing more.


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