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A surreal science fiction noir involving a man trapped in a future where seemingly everyone is a government spy and all-night noodle stands are outlawed. | Add synopsis »
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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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1.85 : 1 See more »

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Director Trademark: [Mamoru Oshii] [bassett hound]See more »
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Followed by Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)See more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
David Lynch meets anime, 23 November 2003
Author: Lrdcemb from virginia

I too am a big fan of Oshii's anime work, but I have to admit I went into this movie expecting an action packed movie such that it starts out as, and it ends up being something akin to Lynch's Mullhuland Dr. I was perfectly willing to accept that, and I enjoy all kinds of movies, and would particulary enjoy a very high brained live action anime type flick, and the visuals where spectacular in many scenes. However, I wish someone who saw this film would explain in depth more about what exactly was going on, as they saw it. I have to admit that I didn't get half of what happened in the last half of the film, and I would consider myself pretty versed in metaphoric interpretation of film.

According to others what was being shown is a reflection of the confusion of the character trying to find out what happened to his friends who he left and let die? Perhaps only in that the viewer is confused by what they're seeing?

I don't know, but if you consider when this movie was made, in 87, it was extremely advanced in quality of the film.

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