TAIYOU NO UTA (Song of the Sun)January 28, 2010 at 1:32 am | Posted in J-Movie, J-Pop/J-Music | 5 Comments
Tags: J-Movie, Taiyou no Uta, Tsukamoto Takashi, YUI
I just watched a very inspiring and emotional movie called Song of the Sun or TAIYOU NO UTA starring YUI (singer) and Oguri Shun’s real-life best friend, Takashi Tsukamoto. It is also known as Midnight Sun.
I tell you, it’s a must-watch. It was an entry in the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. YUI won a Best Newcomer award with this movie which featured three of her great songs: Good-bye Days (theme song), It’s Happy Line, and Skyline.
I won’t make any reviews for now. But I’ll give the summary and details. Douzo!
From Wikipedia (summary and pictures):
Kaoru Amane (雨音 薫 Amane Kaoru), a 16 year old girl who has the rare skin condition xeroderma pigmentosum (XP, info here), a disease that makes the ultraviolet radiation of sunlight potentially lethal to her. Kaoru is out almost every night playing and singing in front of the station. By day she sleeps, but every morning she sits by the window of her room to watch a young surfer, Kōji Fujishiro (藤代 孝治 Fujishiro Kōji), played by Takashi Tsukamoto, who usually waits by a bus stop for his friends before they go surfing each morning.
One day, she introduces herself to him and becomes friends, without letting him know about her illness. Can her feelings and songs reach him? What will he think of her illness if he finds out?
That’s all for now. I gotta say that I love the chemistry between the two. I’ve been crying since the middle part of the movie, and if not because of YUI or his dad it was Takashi. His character is an understandable and sympathetic one. He is usually the one who leads the characters in the movie.
Current Music: Good-bye Days and Tomorrow’s Way by YUI