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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroko (segment "Interior Design")
Akira (segment "Interior Design")
Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Nao Ômori ...
Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design")
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")


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 <>

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


$351,059 (USA) (12 June 2009)

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Tokyo Town Pages
Composed and Performed by Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Interesting short subjects.
23 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at FantasticFest 2008. This collection of strange tales is interesting.

"Interior Design" I love Gondry's style, & his entry was enjoyable as expected - a girl feels she's lost her purpose in life, & changes accordingly. Great effect of her gradual transformation.

"Shaking Tokyo" Well done film - after 10 years indoors, a recluse man decides to go outside for the love of a recluse woman. Mostly narrated with thoughts of the man who has been cooped up too long. An interesting character piece, well acted and shot.

"Merde" This film starts off strong with an incredible opening sequence of continuous action for about 1/4 of a mile in the city, but when the character gets caught the story becomes a tiresome trial that no one understands, because there is lengthy "dialogue" in a fake language with no subtitles. could have benefited from being 10 minutes shorter.

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