Where’s the light

Waiting in the Dark

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Year: 2006

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Country: Japan

Plot: Michiru Honma (Rena Tanaka) lost her sight in an accident. When her only support, her father, dies, she decides to live alone at her house. One day, when she was listening to the noise outside, there is an incident. One man is hit by a train. Suicide, murder, nobody knows for sure. When the police investigates this, they say that it was a murder and the responsible for this ran away.

This is how the so called guilty man ends up hiding in Michiru’s place. Is he really the murderer, what’s his side of story?

The movie shows us how people got connected after a series of unfortunate events. Also there are various scenes depicting the struggle of the blind people to get on with their lives.

Directed by: Daisuke Tengan

My comments: Well, I was impressed to see that some japanese movies are just exceptional. And I think about this after seeing how thay can re-create some person’s drama. Michiru is blind because she was hit by a car. Day by day, her sight became darker and darker, till she couldn’t see anymore. Her mother, from what the producer tells us, left her family a while ago. She lives only with her father. When he dies, Michiru’s life changes. She stays day after day, home alone, doing almost nothing but sleeping, eating and playing the piano. But soon all these will change, when she realises that someone is in her house.

She senses that he is not a bad person, so she doesn’t freak out. In the end the two of them approach and she will find the truth, even if it hurts. And yeah, she got hurt.

On the other hand, the movie presents her relation-ship with the others. Some of them are well-intentioned, others make her life complicated.

And to end with my favourite scene. I loved the atmosphere at he funeral and the colours used for this scene. Raining, lots of black and an interesting scene with Michiru’s mother standing in the train station but not coming to the funeral.

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