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Tony Takitani (2004)
"Tonî Takitani" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 2005 (Japan)
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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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Credited cast:
Issei Ogata ...
Tony Takitani, Shozaburo Takitani
Rie Miyazawa ...
Konuma Eiko, Hisako
Shinohara Takahumi ...
Young Tony Takitani
Hidetoshi Nishijima ...
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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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$3,413 (Hong Kong) (1 July 2005)

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$9,609 (Hong Kong) (1 July 2005)
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Simply the most beautiful and poetic film ever made.
11 November 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Every frame is like a painting. The film is like an art gallery, we walk through each scene with slow-tracking transitions while Sakamoto Ryuichi's hauntingly beautiful piano score plays. The faint colors of Tokyo has never been so breath-taking.

After watching, I felt alone, cold and inspired. Strictly for audiences who are open to new things, because this is likely the first movie you'll see of this kind. Don't expect a complicated storyline, this is an observant piece of cinema focusing on the study of characters. It moves slow but is never boring. Be patient and just enjoy what is shown to you on the screen.

This is how you really tell a great story visually. Mr Ichikawa Jun should be the man to adapt all of Murakami's stories.


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