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Luminous Woman

Hikaru onna

Directed by Shinji Sômai
Japan, 1987
Drama

Synopsis

In this delirious candy-coloured concoction, a hulking man from the country pursues his beloved to the underworld of Tokyo nightclubs, where he finds work as a sideshow wrestler and becomes involved with a faded opera singer.

Synopsis

In this delirious candy-coloured concoction, a hulking man from the country pursues his beloved to the underworld of Tokyo nightclubs, where he finds work as a sideshow wrestler and becomes involved with a faded opera singer.

Luminous WomanDirected byShinji Sômai

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Awards & Festivals

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Edinburgh International Film Festival
2012
Kinema Junpo Awards
1988 | Winner: Best New Actress
Awards of the Japanese Academy
1988 | 2 wins including: Best Editing
1988 | Nominee: Best Music Score

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