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Millennium Actress (2001) Poster

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: The part I really loved, was chasing him.

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Old Woman Ghost: I hate you more than I can bear. And I love you more than I can bear.

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The Man of the Key: Then I'll show you that starry, starry sky, like I promised I would.

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Kyoji Ida: Don't get your hopes up. She must be over 70 now.

Genya Tachibana: She'll never grow old!

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Kyoji Ida: Leaving work behind? That's inappropriate!

Genya Tachibana: You don't understand women

Kyoji Ida: You do?

Kyoji Ida: [Chiyoko reads the newspaper from a man besides her. There's a headline about a clash in Manchuria] But he's a lucky guy, if she follows him to a place so far.

Genya Tachibana: I would like to be him!

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Kyoji Ida: [Chiyoko changes from feudal princess, to a ninja Warrior] A princess could do that?

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Kyoji Ida: [the location is changed to the bombing of Tokyo in the 40's] Is this a Sci-Fi Movie?

Genya Tachibana: You IDIOT!

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Kyoji Ida: The crazy old biddy! Hiding herself away like she's some kind of hermit!

[Genya slams a bag into his face]

Genya Tachibana: Next time I kill you.

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The Man with the Scar: Playing truant are we? Off to meet some human rights agitator?

Chiyoko Fujiwara: I don't understand...

The Man with the Scar: We know it's you. He left you a little memento on the storeroom wall.

Chiyoko Fujiwara: He did?

The Man with the Scar: That's all we need to know. We'll continue at the station.

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Eiko Shimao: Better get in there, Genya. The princess is not amused.

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Senior Manager of Ginei: Our new movie is in Manchuria, it will cheer our soldiers... and the people of our nation! Certainly... Chiyoko wants serve to her country!

Mother: Perhaps, but this girl is too shy to be an actress, she will find a husband and they will take care of our shop.

[the mother looks to Chiyoko]

Mother: Isn't so?

Senior Manager of Ginei: Is more important for you a candy store than serve to our nation?

Mother: Does a woman does not serve her nation better staying at home and taking care for her children?

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Genya Tachibana: [while they see to the Young Chiyoko Running away] Isn't she a sweetie girl?

Kyoji Ida: Even the old people were once young

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Kyoji Ida: [while Kyoji and Genya are watching Chiyoko crying at the train station] Man, this is dramatic...

[Koyi surprises when he sees a crying Genya]

Genya Tachibana: [Crying] I cried fifty-three times in this scene!

Kyoji Ida: When did this become a movie?

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Senior Manager of Ginei: [the director presents Chiyoko with Eiko] Chiyoko is in the lead

Chiyoko Fujiwara: [Making a reverence] Nice to meet you

Senior Manager of Ginei: I'm sure you recognize to Eiko Shimao, Our main star

Eiko Shimao: [Looking at Chiyoko despectively] Hello, Chieko

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Genya Tachibana: [Dressed and acting like a wandering medieval samurai] I always think that I would die for the woman I love.

Kyoji Ida: Maybe I will shoot him

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Kyoji Ida: [Noticing that time and location have changed] Now we are in Kyoto! This is going faster than bullet train! This is the Edo period

Genya Tachibana: [appears visibly battered and badly wounded] Hey, Where is Chiyoko?

Kyoji Ida: Aren't you going to change clothes for this age?

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Junichi Ootaki: [Talking to the Young Genya] Hey kid, Remember, in this business we're always flattering to the public and actresses,I will teach you that one of these days...

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Junichi Ootaki: Chiyoko, a film director is like a painter, a painter puts the colors as he wants on the canvas. And I found a great color for my canvas, This color is you.

Genya Tachibana: [growling] Does he seduce her with a line like that?

Kyoji Ida: [while he's filming to Ootaki and Chiyoko] I should try that line.

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Junichi Ootaki: [while he sees to Young Genya getting in to the Set] Hey, Don't stay there! Go and find it!

Genya TachibanaGenya: Yes sir!

Genya: [He looks to Junichi] Eh... What are we looking for?

Genya TachibanaJunichi Ootaki: [Genya screams to his young self] The Chiyoko's damn Key!

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Genya Tachibana: [a big truck stops in front of Chiyoko, Genya appears dressed and acting like a 60's truck driver] Hey miss, Don't you look when you walk around here?... Come in!

Kyoji Ida: This role of savior makes you happy, huh?

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: The full moon...

The Man of the Key: It won't appear tomorrow, but I like This moon better. After the full moon begins to wane. But after fourteen nights, starting tomorrow, I hope to see it again. I gotta go.

Chiyoko Fujiwara: But, you are hurt!

The Man of the Key: My friends are fighting in Manchuria. The painting is not of much help.

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Junichi Ootaki: So, Daddy found a new actress.

Eiko Shimao: [Off Camera] Good! You act in a hurry, "Sonny"

Eiko Shimao: [Leaving the room to meet with Chiyoko and Ootaki] So, your name is Chizuko...

Chiyoko Fujiwara: It's Chiyoko

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: [the action changes to a Japanese feudal castle in flames and Chiyoko appears dressed as a Japanese feudal princess ] What is going on?

Kyoji Ida: [Looking around] That's what I wanna know! Where are the bandits?, Where's Manchuria?

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: My lord!

[Approaches the body of the lord]

Chiyoko Fujiwara: Why don't you wait for me?

Genya Tachibana: [trying to mourn] I...

Kyoji Ida: Do you cried in all her movies?

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: [Dressed as a Geisha] Have mercy!

Eiko Shimao: [Dressed as the Main Geisha] NO!, I Don't let you go!

Chiyoko Fujiwara: But I will return, I just want to see him and give what belongs Him!

Eiko Shimao: How sweet you are. A man who is going to be executed, does not need anything.

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Eiko Shimao: [Eiko and Chiyoko appear dressed as prisoners] Another stupid!, Just tell them what they want to know.

Chiyoko Fujiwara: I can't tell them what I don't know, but won't speak if I knew it. I will never betray him!

Eiko Shimao: Hmpf, You're a little silly! That's what you say now... but the feelings change.

Chiyoko Fujiwara: I will never change! I will love him forever!

Eiko Shimao: Right...

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Genya Tachibana: [Chiyoko recovers from a fainting] Are you okay?, Do you feel sick?

Chiyoko Fujiwara: [after taking a few medications] Never listen to doctors, they always think that old people are sick.

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Chiyoko Fujiwara: [in the 50's ,after seeing photographs of several men] I told you, Don't accept them.

Mother: You're not going to be the "madonna" that everyone knows forever.

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Kyoji Ida: [By getting through a group of people at the back of a photograph. Kyoji realizes that among the shadows of the people appears a young man with a very familiar face. Kyoji stops to see him up close] . Hey boss,is that you?

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