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Heart String Marionette (2012)

A tale about a kid, a samurai mime, and a stripper who all try to defeat a warlord and an evil clown who have successfully turned a countryside into a never ending nightmare filled with horrible monsters.

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Cast

Credited cast:
JP Anderson ...
Samhaine Tsuke (voice)
Asil Aceves ...
Siouxsie Silen (voice)
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The Body (voice) (as Little Jimmy Urine)
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Lord Wor (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Adams ...
True Believer (voice)
Elisabet De Saint Amour ...
Jaded Woman (voice)
Steinn Björnsson ...
Fat Perv / Scared Guy / Palanquin guy 2
Steinn Örvar Björnsson ...
Fat Pervert / Scared Guy / Palanquin Guy 2 (voice)
Betany Coffland ...
The Sword (singing voice)
Josh Garrett ...
Fat Soldier (voice)
Helyna Goya ...
River Girl (voice)
Peter Mohamed ...
The Devil (voice)
Rakel Musicbox ...
Waspwoman / Maids / Village Girl (voice)
Edgar Nielsen ...
Perv Ronin / Scared Guy (voice)
Scott E. Piteck ...
Ronin Leader / Smart Guy (voice)
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A tale about a kid, a samurai mime, and a stripper who all try to defeat a warlord and an evil clown who have successfully turned a countryside into a never ending nightmare filled with horrible monsters.

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Trivia

M Dot Strange took a trip to Japan for research on samurai for this film. See more »

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The opening credits show up within the first 10 minutes of this movie. See more »

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References The Sword of Doom (1966) See more »

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Fantastic Movie
31 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I bought this movie after I was intrigued by Movement I, posted by MDotStrange on YouTube. I was not let down. Unlike some of these reviewers >-> I must say that the animation is very unique and the story goes into a place that everyone else seems to miss. In reply to the reviewer that declares this film as sexist, i must say that this is an imaginary world filled with puppets and a (few) marionette(s) and the one female in the movie that you see for more than a few minutes, IS a prostitute, which should tell you why she acts the way she does. Though it may seem at first that there was no bother on working on the faces, it is revealed later in the film that the faces are very beautifully made and that they are wearing masks most all the time to avoid a certain fate. Please people, watch the movie in its entirety before reviewing a film.


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