Tetsumu, an introverted youth, realizes he has a natural ability of communicating with elephants. This prompts him to leave for Chiang Mai in Thailand to become Japan's first elephant trainer. Having found his place in the world, Tetsumu develops into a strong, confident young man. He returns to Japan with the dream of building a green "paradise" for his ivory-tusked friends. Meanwhile, he starts a career as an elephant trainer for touring shows. He meets Emi, a woman seven years his senior and falls in love.

  1. Sayuri Sakamoto


  2. Shunsaku Kawake


  3. Sumio Omori


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  1. Takako Tokiwa

    Takako Tokiwa

    Sario Ogawa

  2. Katsumi Takahashi

    Katsumi Takahashi

    Kosuke Ogawa

  3. Mitsuko Baisho

    Mitsuko Baisho

    Asako Fujisawa

  4. Sayoko Oho

    Sayoko Oho

  5. Kazuyuki Aijima

    Kazuyuki Aijima

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Shining Boy and Little Randy


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Original Title 星になった少年

Status Released

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  • July 16, 2005


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

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