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Café Lumière (2003)

Kôhî jikô (original title)
The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.

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Credited cast:
Yo Hitoto ...
Yôko
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Hajime Takeuchi
Masato Hagiwara ...
Seiji
Kimiko Yo ...
Yôko no keiba
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Yôko no otôsan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keiichi Asada
Yukio Endô
Yôko Hoshi
Mikiko Kakizawa
Hiroko Kumada
Kikutarô Mitobe
Sumiko Mitobe
Masaru Motegi
Hiroko Ninomiya
Yasuko Ogata
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The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.

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The book that is featured in the film is Outside Over There by Maurice Sedak. See more »

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Formosan Dance, Op.1
Composed by Wen Ye Jiang
Performed by J. Y. Song
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A small piece
4 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Café Lumiere is a joyful slice, a little piece, which is both satisfying and leaves you wanting to move on to another day within the context of the movie. The story and characters are inconsequential, this is relayed through long shots, or entire scenes with the character's back facing the camera, or the mumbled dialog. What is relevant is the light, sound movement, ordinary experience of existence.

Yasurjiro Ozu the brilliant director who managed to give a entire sensibility to the mundane and static pedestrian point of view, is present here, but the light and tone of this movie is all about everyday Japan and its timeless pace. The essence of this film is it's universality and regard for the human experience. It is brilliant and fantastic as a reflection of the world at large and as a microcosm.


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