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Mizu no naka no hachigatsu (1995)

A teenage girl gains supernatural power after an accident and comes to understand her place in the universe.

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Rena Komine
Shinsuke Aoki
Reiko Matsuo
Masaaki Takarai
Yanosuke Narazaki
Genjiro Arato
Isamu Ôsuga
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Tetsuji Mitoma
Terumi Matsuno
Rina Yamanoi
Miyako Ishii
Miyo Kumagai
Motoki Nakamura
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A teenage girl gains supernatural power after an accident and comes to understand her place in the universe.

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9 September 1995 (Japan)  »

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August in the Water  »

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Brilliant and beautiful
26 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Within 5 minutes, this film completely blew me away. The dreamy music and atmosphere just did it for me. There's not much of a plot, just reoccurring images of space and pools. This gets by pretty much just on atmosphere alone. Luckily, it's some of the best atmosphere you're likely to find in a movie.

Some insane editing, awesome direction, and beautiful cinematography of Japanese cityscapes seal the deal for me. Trippy as hell, with speaking dolphins and odd, 5 minute shots of people diving into pools.

Some kind of masterpiece I need to watch a few more times to completely wrap my head around.


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