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The Girl in the Sun (2013)

Hidamari no kanojo (original title)
A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai, a friend from his middle school days. Back then Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.

Director:

Takahiro Miki

Writers:

Osamu Koshigaya (based on the novel by), Kôsuke Mukai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaki Suda ... Shota Okuda
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Haruki Sindo
Mari Natsuki Mari Natsuki ... Ohshita
Mitsuki Tanimura ... Yuri
Juri Ueno ... Mao Watarai
Takumi Kitamura ... Kosuke Okuda (middle school)
Jun Matsumoto Jun Matsumoto ... Kosuke Okuda
Tamae Andô Tamae Andô ... Hiraiwa
Kaoru Hirata Kaoru Hirata
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Kosuke's mother
Wakana Aoi Wakana Aoi ... Mao Watarai (middle school)
Anna Ishibashi ... Woman in Elevator
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Mao's father
Tarô Suruga Tarô Suruga
Hikaru Yamamoto Hikaru Yamamoto
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A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai, a friend from his middle school days. Back then Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Trivia

The name of the protagonist "Mao" means "cat" in Chinese. See more »

Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
Written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher and Mike Love
performed by The Beach Boys
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true love and sadness
26 February 2017 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...this movie looks like the typical romance/teenager movie to pass the time but is not.

Fantasy and a bit of "magic" is the formula to have a fresh approach to the conventional expectation of this genre. At first you would be submerged in these expected situations(but without relying on clichés)so is possibly to pass over the clues that the director let there to see what is going on behind this girl.

The colors; the ambient; the lights are very well worked for the intended narrative.

The final is OK and fulfill a positive end however this movie let me an emptiness and sadness sensation that the destiny is the destiny.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 October 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,966,855
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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