On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...
Three stories of undying love: Bound by a long red cord, a young couple wanders in search of something they have forgotten. An aging yakuza returns to the park where he used to meet his long-lost girlfriend. A disfigured pop star confronts the phenomenal devotion of her biggest fan. Written by
This is the last Takeshi Kitano film to feature music by Joe Hisaishi. Kitano claimed that it became too expensive to hire Hisaishi for soundtracks while Hisaishi claimed that he didn't like the screenplay of the movie. Actually, they both had an argument about some pieces which weren't selected for the soundtrack, and where to put the others in the movie. They stopped working together since then. See more »
im a very recent fan of takeshi kitano and so far i've seen Brother;Zatoichi;Kikujiro and this awesmoe masterpiece that goes by the name of Dolls. im not saying that its Kitano's best but its definitely among my favourites not only of takeshi kitano but of ALL TIME...
everything about this movie is awesome: the photography, the directing, the acting, and the story is just touching not in a hollywood kind of way. you better not know much about the story before you see the movie or you will miss part of the fun, so im just telling you that the 3 stories of the movie approach themes like regret, sorrow, sadness, loss, and sacrifice... sounds kinda depressing and the truth is IT IS.
after leaving the theatre you may feel like you just got punched in the stomach. try to watch it with a loved one and see how it feels
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