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Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 16 August 2008 (Japan)
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A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

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(as Joon Ho Bong), | 1 more credit »

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(graphic novel "Cecil and Jordan in New York"), (as Joon Ho Bong) | 2 more credits »
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Hiroko (segment "Interior Design")
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Akira (segment "Interior Design") (as Ryô Kase)
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Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Nao Ohmori ...
Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design") (as Nao Ômori)
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Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Agent immobilier homme (segment "Interior Design")
Yuno Iriguchi ...
Agent immobilier femme (segment "Interior Design")
Rie Minemura ...
Responsable du magasin d'objets (segment "Interior Design")
Ben Himura ...
Employé de la fourrière (segment "Interior Design")
Kenjirô Ishimaru ...
Oncle de Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
Taijirô Tamura ...
Spectateur 1 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
Junya Asô ...
Spectateur 2 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
Mayu Harada ...
Collègue d'Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Motomi Makiguchi ...
Clochard (segment "Interior Design")
Hiroko Ninomiya ...
Vieille dame à l'arret de bus (segment "Interior Design")
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Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young woman who finds her life useless experiences a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution; he calls himself "Merde" and speaks a language only his look-alike attorney understands. Is he human? A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. He conquers fear to seek her out. A chair, a corpse, a hermit: sources of urban connection? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Opening Weekend:

$23,460 (USA) (6 March 2009)

Gross:

$351,059 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Traditional English carol
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Really glad I watched it!
24 July 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Tokyo!: Looking for a unique and memorable cinematic experience? Look no further. This triptych of 1h50 goes by so fast! The final scene comes somewhat too quick but leaves you with a lot talk about. Here's my ratings for the three shorts: Michel Gondry's Interior Design: charming interesting simple story with a punch line that will make you fall off your chair! 7/10 Leo Carax's Merde: Leo brought back his craziest character from the movie Holy Motors and this short had some dragging parts but was still better than the whole movie HM. 6/10 Finally, Bong Joon Ho's Shaking Tokyo is the best of the three. A peculiar but very captivating story about isolation and agoraphobia. 8/10


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