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Ten Nights of Dreams -- Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki's same-titled short story collection, Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and psychological panache.


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Soseki Natsume (stories) and
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2007 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Kyôko Koizumi ... segment - 'The 1st Night'
Suzuki Matsuo ... segment - 'The 1st Night'
Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... segment - 'The 2nd Night'
Umenosuke Nakamura ... segment - 'The 2nd Night'
Keisuke Horibe ... segment - 'The 3rd Night'
Yû Kashii ... segment - 'The 3rd Night'
Kôji Yamamoto ... segment - 'The 4th Night'
Mikako Ichikawa ... segment - 'The 5th Night'
Kôji Ohkura ... segment - 'The 5th Night'
Sadao Abe ... segment - 'The 6th Night'
Tozawa ... segment - 'The 6th Night'
Yoshizumi Ishihara ... segment - 'The 6th Night'
Sacha ... segment - 'The 7th Night'
Fumika Hidejima ... segment - 'The 7th Night'
Hiroshi Fujioka ... segment - 'The 8th Night'
Tamaki Ogawa ... segment - 'The 9th Night'
Pierre Taki ... segment - 'The 9th Night' (as Piêru Taki)

Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... segment - 'The 10th Night'
Manami Honjô ... segment - 'The 10th Night'
Kôji Ishizaka ... segment - 'The 10th Night'
Erika Toda ... Girl in Prologue / Epilogue
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûka Arai
Satoshi Hakuzen ... segment - 'The 10th Night'
Shôichirô Masumoto
Chad Mullane ... segment - 'The 10th Night'
Sascha ... Soseki
Erika Terajima
Hiroshi Yamamoto ... #8

Directed by
Yoshitaka Amano 
Kon Ichikawa 
Akio Jissôji 
Masaaki Kawahara 
Suzuki Matsuo 
Miwa Nishikawa 
Atsushi Shimizu 
Takashi Shimizu 
Keisuke Toyoshima 
Yudai Yamaguchi 
Nobuhiro Yamashita 
Writing credits
Soseki Natsume (stories)

Shinichi Inozume  screenplay
Gatarô Man  screenplay
Miwa Nishikawa  screenplay
Takashi Shimizu  screenplay
Keisuke Toyoshima  screenplay
Nobuhiro Yamashita  screenplay

Produced by
Tsutomu Kuno .... producer
Yutaka Tsunoda .... producer
Hiroki Ôta .... producer
Cinematography by
Isao Ishii (segment: "The 8th Night")
Yukio Isohata (segment: "The 2nd Night")
Shinya Kimura (segment: "The 5th Night")
Shu G. Momose (segment: "The 10th Night")
Atsuhiro Nabeshima (segment: "The 4th Night")
Masao Nakabori (segment: "The 1st Night")
Akihiro Okabayashi (segment: "The 6th Night")
Takamitsu Suzuki (segment: "The 9th Night")
Tsukasa Tanabe (segment: "The 3rd Night")
Casting by
Toshie Tabata 
Production Design by
Emiko Tsuyuki 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects artist
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Naohiro Kawamoto .... stunts
Hiroko Yashiki .... stunt double
Other crew
Ibarako .... wrangler
Gô Ohara .... action director (segment: "The 10th Night")

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yume jû-ya" - Japan (original title)
"Ten Nights of Dream" - International (English title)
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Japan:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, 1 April 2010
Author: broen99 from Canada

This is one of those films that is extremely Japanese. From my western perspective I would put it in the same field as Izo.

The only section i didn't like was the animated bit. Which was extremely on the nose in its symbolism and metaphor. It kind of felt like I was watching something a depressed high-schooler would make in A/V class. The rest of the film is refreshing in its weirdness. The first film especially got me excited for what was ahead. The use of lighting and even the filming of the set exterior were marvelous. Giving the feel that this was not just a story but an ever recurring drama. the characters are not actors but the constant and immovable forces which inhabit the land of tears.

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