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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miho Kanno ...
Sawako
Hidetoshi Nishijima ...
Matsumoto
Tatsuya Mihashi ...
Hiro, the Boss
Chieko Matsubara ...
Ryoko, the Woman in the Park
Kyoko Fukada ...
Haruna Yamaguchi, the Pop Star
Tsutomu Takeshige ...
Nukui, the Fan
Kayoko Kishimoto ...
Haruna's Aunt
Kanji Tsuda ...
Young Hiro
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Young Ryoko
Ren Ôsugi ...
Haruna's Manager
Shimadayu Toyotake ...
Tayu, Puppet Theater Narrator
Seisuke Tsurusawa ...
Puppet Theater Shamisen Player
Minotaro Yoshida ...
Puppeteer of Umegawa the Courtesan
Yoshida ...
Puppeteer of Chubei
Shôgo Shimizu ...
Matsumoto's Father
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Storyline

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 <intlpress@aol.com>

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Box Office

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$2,067 (USA) (10 December 2004)

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$4,067 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Trivia

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 »

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So... what would you do for love?
4 September 2004 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In "Dolls" Takeshi Kitano moves away from his peculiar ultra violent cinema and gives us his most poetic and introspective movie. He resorts to the crossing-stories structure to tell us three tales about love and regret, about doing anything for the person you love (and I mean ANYTHING). Calm, almost without dialogs, full of symbols and metaphors, every shot looks like a postcard. The minimalistic soundtrack and the amazing photography (wich stands out every single colour on the screen) catch you as you follow the tragedies that hide in every one of the stories. Kitano expands his horizons and demonstrates that he's a hell of a talent no matter what the genre is.

PS: not recommended for the impatient.

My rate: 8/10


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