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8 Ratings

Luminous Woman

Hikaru onna

Directed by Shinji Sômai
Japan, 1987


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.

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Luminous Woman Directed by Shinji Sômai

Awards & Festivals

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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