Also known as
Maboroshi no Hikari
Specifics
Japan [1995] - 110m
Genre
Drama
Directed by
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
Maborosi poster

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March 30, 2005

4.0*/5.0*

August 03, 2022

4.0*/5.0*

Koreeda's first feature film is quite the calling card. A superb example of subtle and subdued Japanese drama, that handles its themes and characters with the proper respect, never once displaying the need to torture them unnecessarily in the name of sentiment. The strict cinematography, the haunting score, and the lovely performances all add to the emotional core of the film, the finale is more than the cherry on the cake. It's a rather slow and challenging film, but the payoff is tremendous.

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