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Ao no hono-o (2003)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Shuuichi Kushimori
Aya Matsuura ... Noriko Fukuhara
Kumiko Akiyoshi ... Yuuko Kushimori
Kansai Yamamoto ... Ryuji Sone
Baijaku Nakamura ... Eiji Yamamoto
... Haruka Kushimori
Naomasa Musaka ... Masashi Kano
Toshiaki Karasawa ... Shintaro Kanzaki
... Shishobako no Otoko
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Mike Han
Yôsuke Kawamura
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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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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Release Date:

15 March 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Blue Light  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Wow...
12 April 2004 | by See 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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