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Earthquake Bird (2019)

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An enigmatic translator with a dark past is brought in for questioning after an ex-pat friend, who came between her and her photographer boyfriend, ends up missing and presumed dead.

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Wash Westmoreland

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Susanna Jones (based on the novel by), Wash Westmoreland (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Vikander ... Lucy Fly
Kiki Sukezane ... Natsuko
Kenichi Masuda Kenichi Masuda ... Mr. Yamada
Chiaki Kawamo Chiaki Kawamo ... Policewoman
Ken Yamamura ... Det. Oguchi
Kazuhiro Muroyama ... Det. Kameyama
Naoki Kobayashi ... Teiji Matsuda
Akiko Iwase ... Ms. Katoh
Yoshiko Sakuma Yoshiko Sakuma ... Mrs. Yamamoto
Naomi Urushibara Naomi Urushibara ... Ms. Ide
Jack Huston ... Bob Johnson
Riley Keough ... Lily Bridges
Tomoyasu Sakata Tomoyasu Sakata ... Karaoke Singer
Shôzô Sasaki Shôzô Sasaki ... Noodle Shop Owner (as Shozo Sasaki)
Chiaki Yamamoto Chiaki Yamamoto ... Teiji's Aunt (Younger)
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Storyline

In 1989 Tokyo, Lucy Fly, an enigmatic expat haunted by a painful past, enters into an intense relationship with Teiji, a handsome yet similarly troubled local photographer. Lucy's imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges, becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing - suspected dead.

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Rated R for some sexuality, full nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Earthquake Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Lucy mentions to Teiji that she read when westerners first came to 19th Century Japan, many people did not like having their pictures taken. The reason why is they thought the "photographs would steal part of their soul." Teiji acknowledges this is true. The same was true when westerners first came to what is now Saudi Arabia in the early 20th Century. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Fly: [having just met] Just trying to make conversation.
Teiji: Why?
Lucy Fly: Because that's what normal people do.
Teiji: But you are not normal.
Lucy Fly: Neither are you.
Teiji: So let's not pretend to be.
Lucy Fly: Okay.
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Soundtracks

Garasuzaka
Written by Ryûdô Uzaki (as Ryuudou Uzaki) and Takemi Shima
Performed by Yôko Nagayama (as Yoko Nagayama)
Courtesy of Victor Entertainment, Japan
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An old story, beautifully remade. Watch it
29 November 2019 | by SlightlyMeSee all my reviews

The bare bones of the story has been hashed out plenty of times in various disguises but there is enough here to hold interest.

The settings are superb, the acting strong. It's a lovey well made film, worth anyone's time.


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