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Mai Tominaga (screenplay)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kyôko Kishida ... Ume
Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Kame
Ayu Kitaura ... Aminaoshi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sayuri Fujii
Carolina Kaneda
Eiko Koike ... Narration (voice)
Tamaki Mihara
Tiara
Ryo Tomita

Directed by
Mai Tominaga 
 
Writing credits
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Mai Tominaga  screenplay

Produced by
Masahiro Harada .... producer
Masatoshi Matsue .... executive producer
Nobuhiko Sakô .... executive producer
Tomohiko Seki .... line producer
Masuo Takahashi .... executive producer
Kazuhiko Yusa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hiroyasu Yaguchi 
 
Cinematography by
Satoshi Seno 
 
Film Editing by
Katsuichi Nagashima 
 
Art Direction by
Yuji Tsuzuki 
 
Set Decoration by
Hirohide Shibata 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daichi Ichihara .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ichiho Maeda .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Kikuji Nakano .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tomoharu Ozaki .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Mariko Matsunari .... character designer
Osamu Sakai .... animation director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shinichi Miter .... stylist
 
Other crew
Masayuki Taniguchi .... assistant to director
 
Thanks
Chieko Murata .... special thanks
Alesia Weston .... special thanks
 

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  • Robot  animated sequence

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Japan:100 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Strange tale of trash hoarding elderly sisters and their mysterious visitor, 28 March 2008
Author: Chung Mo from NYC

Japanese cinema certainly has a lock on the "weird" genre. Films like Survive Style 5, Tamala: Punk Cat in Space, Party 7 could only be made in Japan, no other country seems to have the ability to let film makers experiment in such ways. Wool 100% is certainly in league with these other films although it could be considered a "women's weird" film.

Two elderly sisters live in a mansion piled to the roof, inside and out, with things they have found in the trash. On one of their daily trash expeditions they come across a pile of brilliant red yarn. They bring it home but that night a strange, wild girl breaks into their house and starts to knit the yarn into a formless sweater. Once finished, the girl screams with an un- natural voice, pulls the sweater apart and starts to knit again. The sisters don't know what to do as the girl refuses to leave and starts to wreck the house. Slowly the girl's presence changes the sisters' attitude to the trash hoard and we start to learn about their past.

The film is quite a bit stranger than the description but that's the basic plot for the first 30 minutes. Well-photographed and with a quirky soundtrack dominated by a baritone saxophone the film has two animated segments as well. The director got her start in animation and the watercolor and crayon animation in the middle of the film shows it. It's an amazing sequence however it's not in the anime tradition.

The film starts to slow down by the last third but it's still wonderful in many ways.

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