MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 43,266 this week

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,520 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 37 critic

A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. 25 days after leaving her at the airport he confess that he does not love her any more and that he is with another girl. Ann calls a phone line for ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Lili Taylor, Peggy West
Elegy I (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Yui a college student moves in to her first own apartment, where she begins her new independent life in a big city. Soon after the upstairs neighbor Takashi sparks her interest.

Director: Akiko Ohku
Stars: Yui Aragaki, Ryûhei Matsuda, Rinko Kikuchi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Gerardo Arenas, Emma Suárez, Emilio Lain
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Baltasar Garzón, Manuel Rivas
Arch Angels (2006)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Issei Oda
Stars: Juri Ueno, Megumi Seki, Airi Taira
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A freelance writer (Iseya Yusuke) is given a bizarre assignment by the sexy editor of "Black Book Monthly" (Mizuno Miki): find a bug with the power to bring humans back from the dead, in ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Miki
Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Suzuki Matsuo, Rinko Kikuchi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Julio Núñez, Patxi Freytez, Olalla Moreno
Marea Blanca (2012)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Isabel Coixet
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shop-girl can barely fit in her store, there's a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying... See full summary »

Director: Shunichiro Miki
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Fumi Nikaidô
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Ryu
...
David
...
Narrador
Manabu Oshio ...
Yoshi
Takeo Nakahara ...
Nagara
Hideo Sakaki ...
Ishida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôsuke Hishinuma
Jun Matsuo ...
Pukka
Joan Potau
Josep Sandoval
Edit

Storyline

A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Carte des sons de Tokyo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Isabel Coixet claims that came up with the idea of Rinko Kikuchi's character when she was promoting The Secret Life of Words (2005) in Tokio. Coixet was taking pictures on a walk through the city. She arrived at a fish market and tried to take one of a girl who was cleaning fish. The girl refused to get photographed, so Coixet started imagining possible reasons. See more »

Goofs

After David joins Ryu at the Love Hotel after cutting his hand, Rinko Kikuchi (Ryu) is laying on a couch. Her shoulder is covered in the two close ups but largely uncovered after the cut where the camera is further from her. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits there's a short scene with the mysterious plant person in the subway tunnel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stockholms 20th International Film Festival (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Enjoy the Silence
Performed by Sergi López
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lyrical erotic thriller
17 March 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I knew nothing about this film or the director and thus had no expectations. I liked the film's title and the opening scene was very striking. I found the story to be a bit convoluted but was very drawn in by the main character, Ryu and her interactions with the two men in her life, one an enigmatic sound recordist and the other, the Spaniard who was the lover of the woman who killed herself and the man that Ryu is supposed to assassinate. She doesn't reveal herself to either man though both ask her to. So we also have no idea who she really is and why she does what she does. This mystery is part of the genre and as such, I accept it. It makes her all the more vulnerable as she begins to blossom through love's power.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what does he say at the end of the movie? corona-dmd
Coixet hits another one out of the park spinaned
movie reference oriol_esteve
How much English vs. foreign language dialogue? allent-5
beautiful music in it. Lizarita
beautiful music in it. Lizarita
Discuss Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?