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Luminous woman
(Hikaru Onna)

by Shinji SÔMAI

1987 - Luminous Woman (Shinji Somai)

Sensaku leaves the Hokkaido mountains to find his fiancée, Kuriko. His search takes him to a shady night-club where fights are staged and where Yoshino, a beautiful opera singer sings. The manager of the club will only tell Sensaku where to find Kuriko if he accepts the condition of a gladiatorial fight.

Here, for the first time, Sômai explores the world of show business in a setting that combines wrestling and opera. In this surprising confrontation, subtle plastic and sound experiments are woven together to create an ethereal atmosphere that even has us doubt the physical reality of the bodies, which, escaping the games of representation, are put to the extreme test of combat.

  • Titre français
    Luminous woman
  • Original title
    Hikaru Onna
  • Titre international
    Luminous woman
  • Scénario
    Yôzô Tanaka
  • Photo
    Mutsuo Naganuma
  • Montage
    Akira Suzuki
  • Son
    Toshio Nakano
  • Musique
    Shigeaki Saegusa
  • Interprétation
    Keiji Mutô, Michiru Akiyoshi, Narumi Yasuda
  • Production
    Directors Company, Daiei Studios
  • Producteur délégué
    Kei Ijichi, Susumu Miyasaka, Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Directeur artistique
    Mumio Ogawa
  • Ventes internationales
    Toho Company
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:66

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