DirectorAkihiko Shiota Initial DVD releaseSeptember 30, 2003 Duration LanguageJapanese
Release dateOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23) WriterMasahiko Kikuni (comic), Yoichi Nishiyama, Akihiko Shiota CastKenji Mizuhashi, Tsugumi, Kôta Kusano, Harumi Inoue, Chika Fujimura, Kei Marimura Similar moviesInglourious Basterds, The Devil's Rejects, Death Proof, A Serbian Film, Crash, Blue Is the Warmest Color
Moonlight Whispers(月光の囁き,Gekko no Sasayaki) is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Akihiko Shiota and based on the manga Gekko no sasayaki by Masahiko Kikuni.
Boy (Takuya) meets girl (Satsuki), they fall in love. When she discovers his fetishes Satsuki brands Takuya hentai (pervert) and leaves him, only to be drawn back by the power his fetishes give her over him.
Kenji Mizuhashi as Takuya Hidaka
Tsugumi as Satsuki Kitahara
Kōta Kusano as Tadashi Uematsu
Harumi Inoue as Shizuka Kitahara
Yoshiki Sekino as Maruken
The film has received mixed reviews, scoring 57 out of 100 on the review aggregator site Metacritic.
1999: Special Jury Prize at the 10th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
1999: Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award
1999: Hochi Film Award (Best New Director for Akihiko Shiota)
1999: Locarno International Film Festival, Golden Leopard (Nomination for Akihiko Shiota)
2000: Japanese Professional Movie Award
Tsugumi (Best New Actress)
Akihiko Shiota (Best New Director)
2000: Mainichi Film Concours, Sponichi Grand Prize (New Talent Award for Akihiko Shiota)