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The Blue Light (2003)

Ao no hono-o (original title)
A 17 y.o. Japanese secondary school student is living happily with his mom and sister but one day his stepdad returns, drunk much of the time and cruel to his mom and sister. Is there such a thing as the perfect murder?

Director:

Yukio Ninagawa

Writers:

Yukio Ninagawa (screenplay), Takuya Miyawaki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Shuuichi Kushimori
Aya Matsuura Aya Matsuura ... Noriko Fukuhara
Kumiko Akiyoshi Kumiko Akiyoshi ... Yuuko Kushimori
Kansai Yamamoto Kansai Yamamoto ... Ryuji Sone
Baijaku Nakamura Baijaku Nakamura ... Eiji Yamamoto
Anne Suzuki ... Haruka Kushimori
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Masashi Kano
Toshiaki Karasawa Toshiaki Karasawa ... Shintaro Kanzaki
Naoto Takenaka ... Shishobako no Otoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Han Mike Han
Yôsuke Kawamura Yôsuke Kawamura
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Storyline

A 17 y.o. Japanese secondary school student is living happily with his mom and sister but one day his stepdad returns, drunk much of the time and cruel to his mom and sister. Is there such a thing as the perfect murder?

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Genres:

Drama | Crime | Romance

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Wow...
12 April 2004 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

Going into this I didn't know what to expect. I have more than a passing familliarity with japanese television and movies, I watch as much as I can actually. Now, there are two types of films, In a word, big budget hollywood types(Azumi, MoonChild, Returner, Casshern...) and there is of course this type. This type is more akin to the indie films that are common in the US and Canada. It has a low budget feel, all characterization and mood. The story also takes its time over the course of the two hour length. All this is good. Really I can only compare this to a movie called Postman Blues for the overall feel. Without ruining anything, expect a ride that'll show you something you've never seen before. It's an excellent movie over all, and there isn't anything bad about it I can say. It is well worth your time. Enjoy.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 March 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue Light See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,443,142
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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