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Firefly (2000)

Hotaru (original title)
A stripper, referred to as a fire fly be a use of her attractive beauty, falls in love. She finds inner piece as love is what her life was missing.

Director:

Naomi Kawase

Writer:

Naomi Kawase
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yûko Nakamura Yûko Nakamura ... Ayako
Toshiya Nagasawa Toshiya Nagasawa ... Daiji
Miyako Yamaguchi Miyako Yamaguchi
Toshiyuki Kitami Toshiyuki Kitami
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
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A stripper, referred to as a fire fly be a use of her attractive beauty, falls in love. She finds inner piece as love is what her life was missing.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Firefly See more »

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An introspective love-story
9 February 2001 | by yunongSee all my reviews

The intense love affair between striptease dancer Ayako and potter Daiji is enhanced by mainly medium and close shots of the handheld camera and the natural style of the actors. The director, Kawase, shot most of the material in the area where she grew up and the whole film breaths an intimate love for the people who inhabit the villages and farmlands. The confrontation with memories and ancient traditions play a vital role in the script. For those who have the patience to watch this story to the conclusion, it's absolutely worth seeing.


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