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Cast

  (in credits order)
Shigeru Chiba ... Koichi Todome
Machiko Washio ... Midori Washio
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Soichiro Toribe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hideyo Amamoto ... Moongaze Ginji
Tesshô Genda ... Bunmei Muroto
Mako Hyôdô ... Young Lady
Yasuo Ôtsuka ... Taxi Driver

Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazunori Itô 
Mamoru Oshii 

Produced by
Daisuke Hayashi .... producer
Shigeharu Shiba .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Yousuke Mamiya 
 
Film Editing by
Seiji Morita 
 
Sound Department
Kunio Kuwahara .... sound re-recording mixer
Yasufumi Yoda .... sound effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshimi Hosaka .... lighting technician
 


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Red Spectacles" - Japan (English title) (informal title)
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Japan:116 min
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Less Than The Sum Of Its Parts, 31 July 2010
Author: accountcrapper from Bhutan

Red Spectacles is an odd mix of film noir, surrealism, slapstick and anime mech(at the beginning and end). As a whole it does not work. I think possibly as a series of vignettes it might work better but collectively the parts do not sit well together and the humour for me at least is sadly lacking.

The cinematography ranges for excellent to below par. Some shots are very film noir and others have bad framing with heads cut off and shot without enough shadowplay to justify there lenght.

The sound is very poor and distracting. All sound was added in post production so there is a spareness to the sound which makes everything seem overly poignant and frankly off putting. The score is poor for the most part and sometimes inappropriate music is used for a scene, at least inappropriate to western culture.

As an art film it does not really compel this viewer, neither does it have any particularly outstanding aspects technically or thematically. It is run of the mill with a few nice visuals.

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