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Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Produced by Naoe Gozu
Written by Novel:
Teru Miyamoto
Yoshihisa Ogita
Music by Ming Chang Chen
Cinematography Masao Nakabori
Editing by Tomoyo Oshima
Distributed by Cinequanon
Released September 12, 1995 (Toronto Film Festival)
Running time 110 min.
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Maborosi (幻の光 Maboroshi no hikari) is a 1995 Japanese film based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.


Yumiko and Ikuo are a young couple who recently had a baby. One day Ikuo is walking along the railroad tracks and seemingly allows himself to be hit by a train for no apparent reason. A few years pass later Yumiko marries another man named Tamio who also lost his spouse. An argument between the new couple triggers a conversation about unresolved emotions for their deceased lovers and they try to figure out events from the past.


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