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Midnight Sun (2006)

Taiyô no uta (original title)
Kaoru has a sickness that hindered her to go out when the sun is up. Despite this sickness, she fell in love with a boy named Koji. If she decides to pursue her love, it will mean risking her life.


Norihiro Koizumi


Kenji Bando
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Credited cast:
Yui Yui ... Kaoru Amane
Takashi Tsukamoto ... Koji Fujishiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuniko Asagi Kuniko Asagi ... Yuki Amane
Eri Fuse
Gaku Hamada
Kintarô Hara Kintarô Hara
Jun Kaname ... Kudou Youhei
Satoru Kawaguchi
Gorô Kishitani ... Ken Amane
Ken Koba Ken Koba
Takashi Kobayashi Takashi Kobayashi
Magy Magy
Sôgen Tanaka Sôgen Tanaka ... Haruo Kato
Airi Tôriyama Airi Tôriyama ... Misaki Matsumae
Tomohito Wakizaki Tomohito Wakizaki


Kaoru dreamily gazes from her bedroom window each morning just before dawn. She can see a stretch of the beach in front of her parent's house on a hill in Kamakura, but focuses upon the activity at the bus stop where Koji and his two best friends meet before going surfing. The appearance of the sun causes her to lowers the blinds and go to sleep for she suffers from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) and exposure to the sun's rays has had the potential to kill her. At night she walks to the train station, plays her guitar and sings songs she has written, commonly returning home just a few minutes before it starts getting light. One morning she is at the bus stop singing when Koji arrives. Liking the song she was singing, he promises to go and listen to her perform as a street musician the first day of summer vacation but finds a loud and off-key man has occupied her spot. Koji improvises and takes her to Yokahama on his motor bike where her singing immediately draws a crowd. Koji marvels at ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Drama | Music | Romance


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movie or music video???
29 November 2006 | by kewlsmurfSee all my reviews

quite nice movie although some parts it was quite slow moving and there was no lines, just them staring into space...the 3 songs i think sang by YUI in real-life as well as in the movie was great and suited the movie character of a street singer, it just felt to me like a MV sometimes...the movie was prodding along rather nicely but it might be slow for some not suited to Japanese-style of movies but the ending was rather quickly-done to avoid the sappiness and sadness i guess. The acting by YUI was credible considering she is a singer by profession and when she starts singing, it really shines and she really captivates the entire cinema when she does that. It doesn't help that she sings the whole song and GOODBYE DAYS was played more than once. Add to that the other 2 songs, SKYLINE and IT'S HAPPY DAYS weren't that bad either...

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17 June 2006 (Japan) See more »

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A Song to the Sun See more »


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