Maborosi (1996)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Teru Miyamoto From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Yoshihisa Ogita Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yutaka Shigenobu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Naoe Gozu Producer n/a 3 3000001
Masao Nakabori Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tomoyo Ohshima Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michiko Kitamura Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Kyoko Heya Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Chen Ming-chang Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hirokazu Koreeda Director n/a 2 2000001
Minori Tereda Actor Detective 1 1000011
Naomi Watanabe Actor (Tamio's Daughter) 1 1000005
Gohki Kashiyama Actor (Yumiko's Son) 1 1000004
Tadanobu Asano Actor (Yumiko's Ex-husband) 1 1000003
Takashi Naito Actor (Yumiko's Husband) 1 1000002
Midori Kiuchi Actor (Yumio's Mother) 1 1000006
Akira Emoto Actor (Tamio's Father) 1 1000007
Hiromi Ichida Actor n/a 1 1000010
Hidekazu Akai Actor n/a 1 1000009
Matsuko Sakura Actor Tomeno 1 1000008
Makiko Esumi Actor Yumiko 1 1000001
This tale of love and loss, based on a story by Teru Miyamoto, opens with the twelve-year-old Yumiko mourning the loss of her aged grandmother. Years later, Yumiko, now a graceful young woman, lives in a small Osaka apartment with her husband, Ikuo, and their infant son. Their lives together are happy--until the day the police come to tell Yumiko that Ikuo has thrown himself in front of a train, leaving no note or clue why. Heartbroken, Yumiko fears that she somehow brings death to those she loves. As she recovers from this second tragedy, Yumiko marries a kind widower, Tamio, and moves in with her son to his remote seaside village. The new family makes a harmonious start in this wild, breathtaking place. But when Yumiko revisits Osaka, old memories are reawakened and she falls into a state of inconsolable grief and confusion. Seeking to explain Ikuo's suicide, Tamio tells Yumiko about the maborosi, a mysterious, captivating light that appears to sailors and lures them far out into the sea.