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Bright Future (2002)

Akarui mirai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 3 December 2003 (France)
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 »

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ... Yûji Nimura
Tadanobu Asano ... Mamoru Arita
Tatsuya Fuji ... Shin'ichirô Arita
Sayuri Oyamada ... Miho Nimura
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Mr. Fujiwara
Marumi Shiraishi Marumi Shiraishi ... Mrs. Fujiwara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanawa Hanawa ... Ken Takagi
Hideyuki Kasahara Hideyuki Kasahara ... Shin
Ryo Kase ... Fuyuki Arita (as Ryô Kase)
Miyako Kawahara Miyako Kawahara
Chiaki Kominami Chiaki Kominami ... Kaori Fujiwara
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Jun
Yutaka Mishima ... A man who buy a box lunch
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Mori
Ryô ... Lawyer
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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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 December 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bright Future See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,755, 14 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,762, 21 November 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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.
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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 DarkAngelAyuSee 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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