Almost Transparent Blue

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This insightful film concerns alienated Japanese youth in the 1960s. A disillusioned young man, Mitamura, falls in love with an older woman, Nakayama. In time their relationship becomes sexual, though their trysts are often pitiful. On one occasion, high on mescaline, they make love in the rain outside a US Air Force base. A few repugnant scenes mar this...read more

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This insightful film concerns alienated Japanese youth in the 1960s. A disillusioned young man, Mitamura, falls in love with an older woman, Nakayama. In time their relationship becomes sexual, though their trysts are often pitiful. On one occasion, high on mescaline, they make love in

the rain outside a US Air Force base. A few repugnant scenes mar this otherwise skillfully directed, beautifully photographed film, even though the steamy sex in director Murakami's novel was toned down for Japan's normally reserved film audiences.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This insightful film concerns alienated Japanese youth in the 1960s. A disillusioned young man, Mitamura, falls in love with an older woman, Nakayama. In time their relationship becomes sexual, though their trysts are often pitiful. On one occasion, high o… (more)

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