The Blue Flame

The Blue Flame (2003)

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Curled up in an empty aquarium, his fingers trace the glass where a blue glow is reflected; he thinks silently, "How can I kill him?" So is Shinichi Kushimori's (Ninomiya Kazunari) biggest worry as his drunken, abusive stepfather Sone moves in on his life and that of his sister and mother. With Sone freeloading off of them there has been only fear, but Shinichi has a plan to protect his family and read morehe's willing to do almost anything.

  • Native title:

    青の炎
  • Also Known as:

    The Blue Light ; Ao no hono-o ; The Blue Fire

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MonjaElisa
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Mar 18, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The Blue Flame, aka The Blue Light is a movie starring Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari in the main role as the young boy named Shuichi Kushimori who himself has taken on the task of protecting his family against his abusive stepfather.. Shuichi Kushimori goes through a lots of lifequestioning trials withinn this movie. I'll be writing a spoilerless review.

Curled up withinn his room he is living life wondering what he should do read more about Sone, His abusive stepfather. Shuichi lives his life in school and in public like any other high-schooler would, But in reality his life is far from that of a normal student. His memories doesn't reach beyond a few years back without the real reason for this really being known by him, And his mother is uncapable of letting go of her abusive x-husband. He decides to take on the trial of getting rid of Sone himself. What started as nothing but a selfish wish to protect his family and himself, Will eventually turn out to be the downfall of Shuichi. From here on starts a story about Love, Hate, Cruelty and Selftorture you'd never be able to see coming. Love can be too cruel, If you do something who you'd think was for the better of your family, Reality always has a way of catching up to you in some ways.

The soundtrack for this movie was pretty good.. The instrumental melodies in the shows score made you want to cry at some points, Aswell as the songs from the original soundtrack fit into the story.

In overall I don't think I have anything to complain about regarding this movie. It is doubtlessly a movie everyone should watch as it gives you a new perspective on life itself.
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Dec 13, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A perfect example of 'The end does not justify the means' but I do commend the acting of Ninomiya Kazunari's character here because it made me sympathize with his character. He really do act with his eyes. I find the story realistic enough that people could relate to because it could happen in real life. It gives you a slice of life and something to reflect to. Music is good enough and read more I might re-watch it again though not a priority. If you want a drama that's different enough but at the same time will make you look into life into another perspective then I do recommend this one.
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    amyboomerang Jun 18, 2013

    This is a very artsy film, in some ways. Really beautifully put together. I was happy I took the time to watch it, even if it is freaking dark.

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    nielyngrace Nov 23, 2012

    alright. i decided to watch this. ^__^

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    psychokillua Jul 1, 2012

    Damn I loved this movie so much. It's a shame it doesn't get more popularity

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    MonjaElisa Mar 18, 2012

    A work of art... Worth watching, doubtlessly..

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Mar 15, 2003
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 56 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 380 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1028
  • Popularity:

    #7537

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