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Doki-Doki (2003)

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In suburban Tokyo, commuters find themselves waiting every day with the same group of strangers for the same seat on the same train. Perhaps over 1000 days never knowing who they are, what ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yumi Endô ...
Yumi
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Mail Carrier
Haruki Iwakiri ...
Narrator
Yuri Kaburagi ...
Madame
Tatsuyuki Katsuki ...
Salaryman
Hitomi Kobayashi ...
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Tomoko Namiki ...
Mean Girl
Hayato Sugano ...
Yosuke
Sae Takenaka ...
Makiko
Chiaki Yanagimoto ...
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In suburban Tokyo, commuters find themselves waiting every day with the same group of strangers for the same seat on the same train. Perhaps over 1000 days never knowing who they are, what their lives are like, where they live, who they love. Until one day, things change. Written by Megumi Kano

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In suburban Tokyo, commuters find themselves waiting every day with the same group of strangers for the same seat on the same train. Until one day, things change.

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Drama | Romance | Short

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21 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Mesmerizing
25 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first glance, the film is a cute, innocent love story, but real life is bittersweet. The heroine, young Yumi, creates life changes for the group of strangers she sees every day. She's not sure she can do anything at all, but finds the power within herself at long last. The film is black and white, the story simple, but elegant. The camera angles reflect Yumi's view, and they especially highlight the dichotomy of large and small spaces within Tokyo's expansive city. The large traffic intersections collide with confining train cars as we watch Yumi run through the city. These visuals create an intriguing backdrop for the character development of Yumi's strangers. Ultimately, it makes this Japanese "Amelie" short, succinct, and sweet with melancholy.


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