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Pikunikku (1996)

Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a ... See full summary »

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Chara ...
Coco
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Tsumuji
Koichi Hashizume ...
Satoru
Naomasa Musaka ...
Head Nurse
Fujiko Yamamoto ...
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Shifumi Yamaguichi ...
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Takaaki Kabuto ...
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Kazue Itô ...
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Keiichi Suzuki ...
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Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a picnic spot with the best vantage point to view the final event. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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best shortfilm I've ever seen
12 July 2000 | by (Beijing,China) – See all my reviews

I've seen Love Letter, Swallowtail Butterfl, April Story from Iwai Shunji before this shortfilm.And I finally got to see it several days ago.

It's really great,another gem from Iwai.It's the best shortfilm I've ever seen,I think.

It feels like an allegory ,about our society and something we lost while struggling in it.I can't say out the signification clearly,but it DOES make me ponder about many things.

And the cinematography,is very beautiful.I got deeply absorbed in the dreamlike picture,especially the slowly_fluttering black feathers in the last scene.I felt overwhelmingly sad at the time.

All the performances are perfect,embodying the significance Iwai intended for.

According to the four films I've seen, Iwai Shunji is the hope of Japan film industry.Expect more stunning from him.


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