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Director  Hirokazu Koreeda
Music director  Bobby Chen
Country  Japan
7.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Japanese
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Release date  1995
Writer  Teru Miyamoto (novel), Yoshihisa Ogita (screenplay)
Screenplay  Teru Miyamoto, Yoshihisa Ogita
Cast  Makiko Esumi (Yumiko), Takashi Naitô (Tamio), Tadanobu Asano (Ikuo), Gohki Kashiyama (Yuichi), Naomi Watanabe (Tomoko), Midori Kiuchi (Michiko)
Similar movies  Related Hirokazu Koreeda movies

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Maborosi, known in Japan as Maboroshi no Hikari (Japanese: 幻の光, literally "phantasmic light", but best translated as 'a trick of the light'), is a 1995 Japanese drama film by director Hirokazu Koreeda starring Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano, and Takashi Naito. It is based on a novel by Teru Miyamoto.


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The film won the Golden Osella for Best Director at the 1995 Venice Film Festival.

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Yumiko (Esumi) and Ikuo (Asano) are a young Osaka couple who have a new baby. One day Ikuo is walking along the tracks and is hit by a train. It seems like he may have done this deliberately yet there is no apparent motive. A few years pass. Yumiko agrees to an arranged marriage with a widower, Tamio (Naitō), and she and Yuichi (her son, now played by Gohki Kashima) move to Tamio's house in a rustic village on the Sea of Japan coast, shot on location in Wajima, on the Noto Peninsula (the actual location where the film was shot is Uniumachi about 5 km west from Wajima along the coast, map location: 37.400260°N 136.852101°E / 37.400260; 136.852101).

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A drunken spat over a bell Yumiko had given Ikuo just before he died causes Yumiko and Tamio to discuss their strong emotions for their lost loves. Shortly after, Yumiko follows a funeral procession and lingers at the crematorium, until Tamio arrives by car to pick her up, at which point she says she just wants to know why Ikuo killed himself. Tamio suggests that, like the will o' the wisps his father used to see, perhaps something just drew him away from life.

Critical reception

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Rotten Tomatoes gave Maborosi a 100% rating, with 16 reviews tabulated.

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