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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:
Failed intimacy See more (16 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
Javier Valdés .... facility production manager
 
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
Isabel Coixet .... camera operator
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 Porrón .... production coordinator (as Ainara Porron)
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Major League (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Break the SilenceSee more »

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Failed intimacy, 25 February 2014
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

This had all the credentials to be a memorable film experience.

It's by a Spanish woman who films in Tokyo attempting to have something revealed about women and the erotic mystery, and she is from the most architecturally musical city of Spain, Barcelona. So you'd expect her to have sensitive insights, to be sensitive to place, and for these to be somehow amalgamated into visual music about the yearnings.

Our entry is an inscrutability about women. Why did the ex-girlfriend commit suicide? What lurks behind the silent exterior of the girl who works nights at the fishmarket? A Spanish man has touched both.

So she (the filmmaker) puts inscrutable women at the center, one of them dead, the other an idealized cipher, the dark-haired sullen girl from manga who quietly yearns and destroys herself. She creates an affair that amounts to merely sex, fantasy and waiting for a truth that never comes, the man is just not worth her love, and yet ends it with sacrifice. So poetry about falling for a man who has nothing to give back and being cut deeply when he leaves, a complete tragedy of misspent emotion.

It has some evocative images, it seems you can point a camera anywhere in Tokyo and capture a mood, but it's all stickied to the film like polaroids on a photoalbum, a superficial loneliness to carry back home from the visit; the noodle bar with steam rising from pots, the empty karaoke bar, neon streets and fissures. So much opportunity missed to mingle with things.

So the film here in the same swoop fails to intimately know Japan, fails to know more than heartbreak, and fails to capture a fundamental mystery about touch. It may be that this woman has just not known love or was deeply hurt when she tried and still thinks it was her fault.

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