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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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16 August 2008 (Japan)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$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! is! Awesome!
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can honestly say I've never seen a film quite like Tokyo!. It's extraordinary in its scope and themes of love, identity, and purpose. Three different filmmakers: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine...), Leos Carax, and Joon Ho Bong direct this triptych containing three different stories centered in the city of Tokyo!. All three stories do a great job conveying what it feels like to be a small fish in a big pond. The first film, Interior Design, is about a couple moving to Tokyo and trying to fit in. The second, and my favorite, is called Merde, and to explain it does not do it enough justice. You just have to watch it. The final story, Shaking Tokyo!, is a strange love story, but it works well with the city itself. The film is so unique, it must be viewed by everyone! Go see it!


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