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Perfect Blue (1997)Perfect Blue (1997)

Perfect Blue (1997)

A nightmarish psychological thriller from an anime master

Animation, Drama, Thriller

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THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

Japan

Japanese

1997

Satoshi Kon

Akio Suyama, Emi Motoi, Emi Shinohara

81 min

Synopsis

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Our Take

8.2
Igor Fishman

Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue is a chilling psychological thriller and a fantastic next step for those looking to explore anime’s dark side. Kon animates with Hitchcockian flair and is so successful at memorable compositions that Darren Aronofsky even lifted a scene from this into Requiem for a Dream. 

Mima is a pop idol who abandons her singing career to become an actress. Shaken by a series of murders, and a stalker who knows her every move, she begins to lose her grip on reality. The rest is a riveting ride into Mima’s unraveling psyche in the vein of Mulholland Drive or Black Swan. This 1996 film not only anticipates the reality busting thrillers of the early aughts but also presages the way our identities are splintered across the internet.

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