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Excuse me... who are you?
Mima Kirigoe was a pop idol, worshipped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but the character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse.
She begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows.
Her friends and associates are threatened and killed as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive.
Written by Sadayuki Murai from the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, directed by Satoshi Kon.
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Perfect blue official movie site
- Awards and film festivals:
- Sutherland Shire Film Festival 2001: Screening
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Security censorship classification
MA 15+ (High level violence, adult themes)
82 minutes (1:22 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 9 August 2001 - Valhalla Cinema and Orpheum cinema
Film: 26 October 2001 - Sutherland Shire Film Festival