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Director:
Writer:
Isabel Coixet (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 2009 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Broken hearts in Tokyo See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rinko Kikuchi ... Ryu

Sergi López ... David

Min Tanaka ... Narrador
Manabu Oshio ... Yoshi
Takeo Nakahara ... Nagara
Hideo Sakaki ... Ishida
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôsuke Hishinuma
Jun Matsuo ... Pukka
Joan Potau
Josep Sandoval
Vincent Giry ... Nyotaimori-sushi customer (uncredited)
Rika Yasui Hammen ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Isabel Coixet 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isabel Coixet  written by

Produced by
Bernat Elias .... line producer
Jordi Muñoz .... assistant producer
Javier Méndez .... executive producer
Georgina Pope .... line producer: Japan
Jaume Roures .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fatima Montes 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Larrieu 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Blecua 
 
Casting by
Yôko Narahashi 
 
Production Design by
Ryo Sugimoto 
 
Costume Design by
Tony Crosbie  (as Tony Crosby)
 
Makeup Department
Tomomi Higuchi .... hair stylist
Tomomi Higuchi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Teia Roures .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Calvo .... first assistant director
Hideaki Jimbo .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ryo Sugimoto .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Aitor Berenguer .... sound mixer
José Manuel Lara .... foley artist
Fabiola Ordoyo .... sound designer
Fabiola Ordoyo .... supervising sound editor
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Josep Prieto .... sound recordist
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Rin Takada .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Maria Arnal .... digital artist
Marta Cañavate .... digital compositor
Sergio Fernández .... motion graphics artist (as Sergio Fernandez)
Luis Guerra .... digital compositor
Fatima Montes .... visual effects artist
Óscar Perea Marcos .... digital effects
Ferran Piquer .... visual effects supervisor
Miriam Piquer .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Coll Blanco .... still photographer
Nils Dalmases .... director of photography assistant
Xabier Iriondo .... video assistant
Ryoma Kohari .... second assistant camera
Jitsu Toyoda .... camera operator: "b"camera
 
Casting Department
Akira Otaguro .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Keita Ideno .... assistant editor
Victor Martos .... color timer
Luis Zerón .... editor trainee
 
Other crew
Daren N. Afshar .... production liaison: Japan
Marisa Fernández Armenteros .... production coordinator
Rika Higano .... production secretary
Daniel Lavín .... making-of director
Enric Llopis .... production accountant: Barcelona
Ainara Porron .... production coordinator
Miyuki Tokoi .... script supervisor
María Guisado .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
María Guisado .... special thanks
Joan Potau .... special thanks
Josep Sandoval .... special thanks
Nuria Vidal .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Night Tokyo Day" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
France:109 min | Japan:98 min
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Trivia:
Isabel Coixet claims that she came up with the idea of Rinko Kikuchi's character while promoting The Secret Life of Words (2005) in Tokyo. Coixet was taking pictures during 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 for that refusal.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
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Broken hearts in Tokyo, 15 June 2014
Author: oOgiandujaOo from United Kingdom

I am making a habit of liking films like this. I fondly recall ignoring the pitiful attempts at action in Jean Delannoy's Macao, l'enfer du jeu (1942) and revelling in the unusual intergenerational love scenes between Mireille Balin and Erich von Stroheim. 2009 saw other unloved unfocused occidental-oriental concoctions, such as Ming-liang's Visage (also at Cannes with this movie), and Tran Anh Hung's I Come With The Rain, both of which I adore. Whilst many look for perfection in films I am looking to fall in love with a movie. In real life when you fall in love with someone you surrender to their flaws because you see something sympathetic about them, you admire their courage in making themselves vulnerable to you. This movie makes no pretence of perfect love, Ryu and David are like the frequently pictured learner drivers at the test centre, stuttering along hesitantly. Love is very difficult, men and women are so different, so painfully ignorant of each others' ways, show me perfect lovers, I'll show you folie à deux.

Yes, as with Delannoy, the action here, or attempts at it, are fairly risible, but they are also besides the point, Map Of The Sounds of Tokyo is about two unhappy people finding oblivion in a sexy hotel room modelled on a metro carriage. In my opinion it is a story worth knowing. My final comment is that there has been talk here that Sergi López was not up to a romantic lead in this movie, also that the film is not realistic as regards Tokyo. One point of contemporary earthy realism that those commentators miss is that Western men punch above their weight in Tokyo due to their relative lack of timidity.

Do not punish this movie for failing to keep up the pretence of genre, embrace it.

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