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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.

Director:

Norihiro Koizumi

Writer:

Kenji Bando
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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The movie Midnight Sun from 2018 is an American remake of this movie. See more »

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Remade as Midnight Sun (2018) See more »

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Captivating and affecting drama
5 August 2020 | by willians_francoSee all my reviews

VERY GOOD. Touching, captivating, and affecting film. It is an oriental style romantic drama of that kind that presents an obstacle to make the protagonist's love relationship more difficult and further favor the construction of the plot. That is the search for an impossible love. Oriental films are, for the most part, interesting, as they escape a little bit from that kind of usual narrative found in Hollywood or Western films. I've seen a lot of them and I liked just about everyone. I liked the story and the characters that are beautiful, friendly, and fun. The sung songs are cool and the soundtrack is appropriate for the context. I recommend it to anyone who likes romantic dramas. This film will not disappoint you.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 June 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Song to the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,634,058
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (DVD version)| DTS-Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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