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Picnic (1996)

Pikunikku (original title)
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 ...
Nurse
Shifumi Yamaguichi ...
Coco's Mother
Takaaki Kabuto ...
Coco's Father
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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chara rules
22 September 2002 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

I am very impressed by shunji iwai's films just like everyone else seems to be. I loved swallowtail butterfly so much. This film was good too, but it seemed to lack the feeling of reality and the created world in swallowtail.

Chara is really awesome, and the other two guys do well at times, and lack at times in their acting skills. the loony people just don't always seem that looney, you can at times tell that they are just acting that way.

still the film is done beautifully, and the story is interesting enough. watching three crazy people take a walk on a wall to see the end of the world is certainly original, and surprises may come. so anyhow. i would say that you should watch this, but don`t miss swallowtail.


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