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In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and ... See full summary »
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As ... See full summary »
A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table ... See full summary »
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »
Interesting interpretations of these Murakami short stories
I recently acquired these two 16mm shorts on Japanese DVD which were re-released in 2001: "A Girl, She Is 100%" (based on the story "...100% no Onna no ko", or "The 100% Perfect Girl") and "Panya Shugeki" ("Attack on the Bakery").
Both take some liberties with Murakami's text ("Panya Shugeki" especially so!) but both are extremely entertaining. Murakami Haruki has never given any director his blessing to film any of his stories or novels, but these lo-fi interpretations are faithful to the spirit of these early stories. Required viewing for any Murakami Haruki fan!
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