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Last Quarter (2004)

Kagen no tsuki (original title)
Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Nikai

Writers:

Ken Nikai, Ai Yazawa (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Mizuki Mochizuki
Hiroki Narimiya Hiroki Narimiya ... Tomoki Anzai
Tomoka Kurokawa Tomoka Kurokawa ... Hotaru Shiraishi
Motoki Ochiai Motoki Ochiai ... Masaki Miura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Britton Simon Britton ... Evil Eye Bassist
Hyde ... Adam
Ayumi Itô ... Sayaka Kamijo
Takanori Jinnai Takanori Jinnai
Reika Kirishima Reika Kirishima
Maki Meguro Maki Meguro
Anna Nakagawa Anna Nakagawa ... Sayaka's mother
Ken Ogata Ken Ogata ... Doujima
Nao Ohmori ... (as Nao Ômori)
Christopher Pellegrini ... Assistant Director
Sakura Sakura
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Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers her, her boyfriend has been cheating on her and her best friend has betrayed her. Hurt and disillusioned, Mizuki runs from everything and is drawn by some unknown force to a dilapidated estate. Deep within the house Mizuki discovers the mysterious Adam (Hyde), playing a hauntingly familiar melody on the guitar. Melancholy and full of secrets, it seems that Adam, and the house, have a strange, irresistible link to Mizuki. Can Mizuki's boyfriend and a couple of well-meaning schoolchildren uncover the secret of what happened 19 years ago and free Mizuki before the last quarter of the moon falls? Written by Amazon.com

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Quarter See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I Loved this Movie!!!!
17 January 2008 | by LadyBeth10See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I got a little bored and confused in the beginning until I got into it further. This is one of those rare gems that reveals it's secrets gradually, like the petals of a lotus. Not undercutting the wonderful visual components, the music score is was what really hooked me. It was absolutely, heartbreakingly wonderful. In fact, without HYDE's achingly sad and beautiful song, and equally sad and beautiful presence, I don't think this movie would have "worked." His music transcends language. I loved all of the actors and actresses. This production was as first rate as any "Hollywood" movie you can name. At first glance you might dismiss this movie as mere "fluff." However, if you stick with it you will see the deeper meanings: Life and death, love and loss, betrayal and redemption. It is a perfect circle. What better way can I describe this movie.

Beth


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