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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?

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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Details

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)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great Japanese movie
24 November 2004 | by ocpdbaSee all my reviews

This great Japanese movie is for people that have the hability to watch non-American movies, non-Hollywood movies. Not that it is slow, boring, cult, or anything, is just because this film contains very subtle references to Japanese culture. Anyway this is a very basic script filmed in a very poetic way. The film has everything: emotion, action, and drama. The film has centered its action in life of a 17-year old Japanese boy that drinks whiskey at night alone in his very particular room. The drama around the mess that his family bonds have become, is the driver for an astonishing snowball of events. He won't list his favourite things to the girl that follows his action days, but in the end the list goes on and on and keeps emotioning the viewer until a point of... Very good movie.


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