• Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Writer: Teru Miyamoto,Yoshihisa Ogita
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: December 9, 1995
  • Sound mix: Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Illusion
  • "Phantom No Light" is a 110-minute drama film produced by the Japan Television Federation. Directed by Hirokazu Kore directed, Jiang angle U ma ki , Naito Takashi , Tadanobu Asano , Midori Kiuchi , Akira Emoto starred, etc., on December 9, 1995 release in Japan.
    The film is adapted from the short story of the same name written by Teru Miyamoto. It tells the story of a woman who has to figure out the reason for her husband's suicide before she can survive the psychological catastrophe   .


    • Release date December 9, 1995
    • Filming locations Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan
    • Production companies TV Man Union

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    • By Nora 2022-10-01 23:20:30

      Feelings of watching Japanese film work <Phantom Light>

      From the shooting scene, the cast to the photography, you can see at a glance that this is a small production.
      Usually a small production can reach a certain commercial distribution, which is often an acceptable trendy work, usually a work with a certain depth of thought. Generally, there is hardly any commercial here. Gimmick. For those who like pure literature, it may be "right way".

      Like this kind of work in other countries, it is a bland life story. The difference is that it...

    • By Gillian 2022-10-01 07:35:08

      It was Hirokazu Kore-eda's first film

      Recently, I have been very obsessed with Hirokazu Koreeda.

      Turning out his first movie, in fact, he already has his own tune. It's just that the tone of this one is a little darker, after all, the heroine killed her husband at the beginning.

      The heroine is tall and has a good figure. Wearing cool-colored clothes, I think she has a supermodel temperament. The husband is also very handsome, but unfortunately he committed suicide when the...

    • By Blaze 2022-09-30 04:11:37

      phantom light

      The people around you will suddenly disappear one day
      for absolutely no reason, no clue, no pain, no
      In fact, as long as you don't think about it, it's not that serious.
      Live as quietly, meet other people, and go down together.

      Just suddenly heard the familiar sound of bells, heard someone mention you, and the invisible wound began to hurt again.
      Questions that you don't want to think about begin to linger again.

      Why do people live, why do they...

    • By Tamara 2022-09-28 15:19:23

      A delicate and intense life experience

      The author's narrative is obviously not as good as the later works. The film seems to be composed of many scattered fragments, and the rigid transition between fragments seems to be deliberate. More white space. The characters have very few lines, and most of the time they just watch the character in silence. But it is this kind of immature narrative that contains a strong life experience. You can see the characters' silent suffering and struggle, and see the real life. See the relationship...

    • By Haven 2022-09-26 13:51:24

      On Film Cultivation and Fixed Shots

      The movie is based on the novel "Phantom Light" by Teru Miyamoto.
      Miyamoto Teru's novel, in the seemingly peaceful new life on the surface, uses the heroine's inner monologue, constantly narrating the questioning about the suicide of the ex-husband, like the dark sea in the harsh winter, the waves cover one layer after another, constantly beating... ...
      The adaptation here mainly refers to narrating the matter from the perspective of an objective third party. The most notable feature...

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    • By Estefania 2022-09-23 23:07:04

      Miyamoto Teru's novels are very good, especially good, everyone read the novels. Much better than movies. See Wang Yuzhuo's...

    • By Kaci 2022-09-23 11:02:53

      To live to death is the call of death to man, and it is also the call of life to man. In the long mirror of silence and patience, time is canceled by the sadness that pierces the soul. Lovers, mothers and daughters, husband and wife, children, neighbors, etc., all intimacy emerges, retaining the alienation and literary character of the original, and showing Shizhi's familiarity and graceful handling of everyday life. The fireworks on the seashore and the questioning are too beautiful, like...

    • By Kamille 2022-09-14 19:26:05

      See ていたときprivate そう思った. "もし, private love し てい る 人が dies く な っ た ら, private が ど う す る....

    • By Garnett 2022-09-14 00:29:14

      Both the story and the living conditions inside are quite...

    • By Katrine 2022-09-09 09:49:20

      Jingjing and Yuanjing are all beautiful with light and music, and their ranking is higher than [Next Stop, Heaven]. (ps: yan yan can learn Kansai dialect by the...

    Movie plot

    Yumiko ( Jiang angle ma ki U ornaments) grandmother missing in the time she was 12, Yumiko has failed to stop their own grandmothers and great remorse. At the age of 25, Yumiko and Ikuo ( Tadanobu Asano ) were married. The couple had a good relationship and had a son, Yuichi. However, Ikuo suddenly committed suicide and Yumiko was hit by the loss of a loved one again. Five years later, she married the fisherman Minxiong ( Naito Takashi...
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    Background creation

    "Phantom No Light" is the first film work by Hirokazu Ee   . Director Shiede was unable to choose between several actress candidates when he was casting a cast. A friend of the photographer who was the producer of the film provided a picture of Ekaku Masami, and Makiko's eyes impressed Director Shieda very deeply. When facing Makiko, Director Shiede felt that she had a strong will of a woman in her. He felt that she was a person who...
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    Evaluation action

    The unique artistic temperament exuded by the visual language in the film makes people feel sorrowful and impressive. It is calm and objective, yet without sacrificing meticulous restraint, it fully displays the grief, depression, fragility, and loneliness of Yumiko's inner feelings after the bereavement.
    First of all, in terms of lens language, the biggest feature of the film is a large number of fixed long shots, which is inseparable...
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    Movie quotes

    • Yumiko: It's harder to say goodbye if we keep postponing it.

    • Yumiko: [Recalling her first husband's unexplained suicide] I just... I just don't understand! Why did he kill himself? Why was he walking along the tracks? It just goes around and around in my head. Why do you think he did it?

      Tamio: [after giving it some thought] The sea has the power to beguile. Back when dad was fishing, he once saw a maborosi - a strange light - far out to sea. Something in it was beckoning to him, he said... It happens to all of us.