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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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The Rise of Alicia Vikander

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander, known for her performances in Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, stars in the Netflix mystery drama Earthquake Bird. Who else has she played?

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

When Lucy has a flashback of the children throwing pine cones and stones at her, she is protecting herself with a book. The book is an early edition of Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking) by the famous Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. 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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Connections

Features Black Rain (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet in D Minor - D. 810 - Death and the Maiden: Allegro
Written by [Franz Schubert]
Performed by Thaleia Quartet
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Intelligent and different, definitely worth a watch
17 November 2019 | by goods116See all my reviews

Solid movie, keeps you engaged and decent twists through to the end. The Japanese setting and cultural exploration adds an interesting element, and great acting by Vikander (if she didn't learn Japanese, her acting sure was convincing). While the story does sag in a few places, I was never bored. Not an award winning movie, but a very solid watch.


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