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Tony Takitani (2004)

Tonî Takitani (original title)
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When technical illustrator Tony Takitani asks his wife to resist her all-consuming obsession for designer clothes, the consequences are tragic.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Issei Ogata ...
Tony Takitani, Shozaburo Takitani
Rie Miyazawa ...
Konuma Eiko, Hisako
Shinohara Takahumi ...
Young Tony Takitani
Hidetoshi Nishijima ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yumi Endô
Miho Fujima ...
4th daughter
Miki Hayashida
Shizuka Moriyama
Hiroshi Yamamoto
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Due to his Western name, Tony was shunned by other kids and spent a solitary childhood. Though gifted as an artist, his drawings lacked feeling, so as an adult, he carved a career as a technical illustrator. Then in middle age, Tony suddenly falls for a pretty young woman, Eiko Konuma, who visits him one day on business. Eiko is like an angel in Tony's daily existence, and for the first time in his life, he feels connected to the outside world. However, Eiko does have one fault: she's a clothing shopaholic. Confusion also begins to develop when it appears that Eiko has a double. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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29 January 2005 (Japan)  »

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$3,413 (Hong Kong) (1 July 2005)
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A film very much worth seeing.
23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Visually, this film ranks with those of classic Japanese directors to a degree one rarely encounters today.

Every shot is a gem that reinforces the tight sterile world the characters inhabit.

The film narrative is a comment on the materialist obsessions of Japanese life, as well as the exclusion of the Japanese aesthetic--deriving from both Japanese fascism and the influence of Western culture.

I would certainly like to see more of Jun Ichikawa's films made available on video.


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