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Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
"Akiresu to kame" (original title)

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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

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Machisu Kuramochi
Kanako Higuchi ...
Sachiko
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Sachiko - young
Aya Enjôji ...
Tomisuke's wife
Kuruo Hatoyama
Miki Hayashida ...
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Masatô Ibu ...
Akio Kikuta
Beat Kiyoshi
Taigi Kobayashi
Shôken Kunimoto
Akira Nakao ...
Risuke Kuramochi
Takashi Nishina ...
Dream artist
Ren Ohsugi ...
Tomisuke Kuramochi
Makoto Ohtake
Bobby Ologun ...
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

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Achille e la tartaruga  »

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Interesting Unusual Japanese Art film
11 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like different films especially from Japan and this fits the category, interesting from beginning to end, a sad film in my opinion but with lots of messages for art lovers if you look that deep into the story, a bit like Rembrandts 'Nightwatching'.

Didn't quite get the ending but it didn't seem to matter. Gosh to have a wife like he had, so patient and supportive all his life but sad for the daughter who had to endure so much also all her life.

The title is a stunning one. Okay the Tortoise is the pursuit of success but what is the Achilles, the inability over time to achieve that success? Good acting throughout but cant take it as a comedy with a western mind.


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