Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (2017)

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Newcomer Shizuka Ishibashi throws herself into the role of Mika, a nurse by day, a 'girlie bar' hostess by night, subject to feelings of anxiety and isolation, and unable to reach through a... See full summary »


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15 December 2020 | wickedmikehampton
| Elegant and powerful but requires your patience
I did double-billing pleasure with Director Yûya Ishii.

The first was the slowcore 'Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue'.

It's about 10 million people being invisible to each other, told through a young nurse who obsesses about death, and a construction worker with social skills deficit.

Although it could be classified as romance, there isn't a single kiss. It would probably be better to label it as a depression.

Its unhurried pace made the question of our existence more profound.

The movie is a metaphor for a world that's become faster than human relationships.

I'm glad that I was in the right, patient headspace to absorb it.

Then I watched 'The Great Passage' which I recommend too.

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13 May 2017



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Tokyo, Japan

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