THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

By Mipo O

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Drama - Completed 2014

The Light Shines Only There is based on a novel which focuses on people left behind by Japan's economic boom. Sato's works are indebted to the works of Albert Camus, with their common themes of alienation and humane focus on the lives of the working class.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mipo O
    • Synopsis
    • In a Japanese port town, Tatsuo, a traumatized man, spends his days drifting aimlessly and his nights drinking himself to oblivion. Whiling his hours away at a pachinko parlor, he meets Takuji, a young man on parole who impulsively invites him to a shabby house on the outskirts of town. There, Tatsuo glimpses Takuji’s bedridden father and callous mother, and meets his world-weary older sister Chinatsu. While immediately drawn to each other, romance is an unaffordable luxury for the emotionally closed-off Tatsuo and the disillusioned Chinatsu, who sells herself to provide for her family and keep her brother out of jail. As Tatsuo and Chinatsu take tentative steps towards a relationship, the happy-go-lucky Takuji latches onto Tatsuo, binding their fates. Each step they take to build a better life sets off a chain of actions that have devastating consequences.
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