• Bright Future (2003)

Bright Future

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Mamoru (Tadanobu Asano) and feckless, unstable Yuji (Jô Odagiri) are best friends who work together in a Japanese towel factory. But they're separated when, after lending Yuji a poisonous jellyfish, Mamoru is jailed for killing their boss (Takashi Sasano). Suddenly at loose ends, Yuji begins working for Mamoru's father, Shin-ichiro (Tatsuya Fuji), in his salvage shop. Meanwhile, the jellyfish escapes and begins reproducing in massive numbers within the sewers of the city.

Cast: Jô Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Takashi Sasano, Marumi Shiraishi

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Uplink Co., Digital Site Corporation, Klock Worx Co.

Keywords: Offbeat, Murder, Underdog, 2000s, Creative, Best friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Aaron HillisPremiere

    An enchantingly cryptic, ethereally photographed slice of somber surrealism that should definitely appeal to fans of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel. show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The movie has a curious and cumulative power. show more

  • 63
    Robert DominguezNew York Daily News

    Bright is pretty to look at, but it's a slow-moving, meandering work that isn't as complex or mysterious as it appears. show more

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