Bright Future (2004)

Bright Future
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sadayuki Iwase Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Harumi Noshita Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Nobuhiko Sakoh Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Takahide Shibanushi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yasuaki Harada Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pacific 231 Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Editor n/a 172 7000001
Masafumi Odawara Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Takashi Asai Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marumi Shiraishi Actor Mrs Fujiwara 1 1000004
Takashi Sasano Actor Mr Fujiwara 1 1000003
Tatsuya Fuji Actor Shinichiro 1 1000002
Ryo Kase Actor n/a 1 1000005
Joe Odagiri Actor Yuji 1 1000006
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Director n/a 2 2000001
Ryo Actor n/a 1 1000007
Tadanobu Asano Actor Mamoru 1 1000001
A drama centering upon the friendship between Yuji and Mamoru, two angry young men working in a plant that processes oshibori--the wet hand towels found in restaurants and fast food joints. Both are anti-social loners with short fuses. Yuji worships the older, enigmatic Mamoru, who lives with a red jellyfish that is hauntingly luminous and fatally poisonous. Mamoru shows him how to care for the creature, which swims alone in its tank, waving its tentacles with deceptive gentleness. When Mamoru and Yuji's irritatingly self-absorbed boss visits Mamoru's apartment and playfully sticks his hand in the tank, Mamoru does not warn him that the fish is deadly. When the boss learns that the fish could have killed him, he fires Mamoru on the spot. Enraged at this treatment of his friend, Yuji grabs a metal pipe and storms over to the boss' house with lethal intent. He finds, however, that Mamoru has been there first--and has left two bodies in his wake.