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Taiyô no uta (2006)

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 ... See full summary »

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 Eri Fuse
Gaku Hamada
Kintarô Hara Kintarô Hara
Jun Kaname Jun Kaname ... Kudou Youhei
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
Hajime Yamazaki
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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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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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the perfect movie
15 November 2006 | by mirutamarisenSee all my reviews

not only because it felt like a real story, its so touching, that moved my guts, for me it felt so real, one of the things is for example the way she acts so naturally like a mad teenager; because she has that sickness, but then she changes her mind and becomes to believe that is better to live and love, to enjoy your time in earth than to be always regretting the fact of your sickness,whats amazing is that she never gives up, besides she is a great actress and singer, it kinda made me envied her for having such talents and opportunities unlike, well anyways I recommend this movie you will really feel a touch of life with this one, it will make you grateful for been alive and healthy. besides she adorable and he is so cute 2 .

to thumbs up!!!!!


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