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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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Hiroko (segment "Interior Design")
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Akira (segment "Interior Design")
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Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Nao Ômori ...
Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design")
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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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16 August 2008 (Japan)  »

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

Gross:

$351,059 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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Tokyo Town Pages
Composed and Performed by Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryûichi Sakamoto
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Tokyo! well worth it
12 February 2009 | by (Tallahassee) – See all my reviews

I just saw Toyko! this week and loved it. The three film a very different yet weave together well with themes on communication, or lack there of. It is astounding how in one of the most populated cities in the world people can be so alone. Michel Gondry's "Interior Design" is both tragically realistic and sweetly surreal. The tale of the two young lovers who find their relationship unraveling after their move to Tokyo! is very touching. Ayako Fujitani's portrayal of a young woman struggle to find her purpose in the world is genuine and relatable. Not to mention is has some great visual effects in the ending. Leos Carax's "Merde" is entertaining and at times funny and sometimes tragic and disgusting. Bong Joon-Ho's "Shaking Tokyo," the story of a recluse who finally comes out of his home in search of a girl with buttons, is creative and funny and endearing. Basically, you should watch it because it's great.


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