A Beautiful Star

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A Beautiful Star
Directed by Daihachi Yoshida
Written by Daihachi Yoshida
Seitarō Kai
Based on Utsukushii Hoshi
by Yukio Mishima
Music by Takuma Watanabe
Distributed by GAGA
Release date
  • May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
Running time
127 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

A Beautiful Star (美しい星, Utsukushii Hoshi) is a Japanese science fiction film directed by Daihachi Yoshida and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Yukio Mishima.[1]


The Osugi family consists of the father Jūichirō Osugi (Lily Franky), mother Iyoko (Tomoko Nakajima), son Kazuo (Kazuya Kamenashi) and daughter Akiko (Ai Hashimoto). Over the course of the film, the father comes to believe that he is from Mars, the son that he is from Mercury and the daughter from Venus. Jūichirō works as a weather forecaster, Iyoko joins a pyramid scheme selling water, Kazuo is a bike messenger and Akiko is a college student with a complex about her beauty.

The family struggle, often in conflict, to address the threat of global warming.



Award Category Nominee Result
72nd Mainichi Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Ai Hashimoto Nominated


  1. ^ "美しい星". eiga.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.

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