Perfect Blue

April 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm (8 Heads, Perfect Blue) (, , , , )

Perfect Blue – 1997 – Japan

Mima is a singer in a girl idol group. Following pressure from her manager, she leaves the group to start acting. As her career flounders, Mima takes a controversial erotic role, upsetting her former fans. Soon Mima is stalked by a disturbed man, and people close to her start getting murdered. Meanwhile, an obsessed fan writes a fictionalized diary of Mima’s life, and publishes it on the internet. Suffering a nervous breakdown, Mima grows increasingly paranoid, and begins obsessively reading the fake diary. She becomes delusional as the barriers between her own self-image, her media personality, and her persona in the fake diary are blurred.

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