Tokio Baby is a story about 15-year-old Saara whose fate is to be stuck on her parents' farm. She can only dream of an escape from the idyllic countryside to Animecon, a Japanese animation ... See full summary »

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Jaana Joensuu ...
Saara
Mirei Kato ...
Aiko
Teemu Ojanne ...
Tuomas
Jaana Saarinen ...
Leena
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Tokio Baby is a story about 15-year-old Saara whose fate is to be stuck on her parents' farm. She can only dream of an escape from the idyllic countryside to Animecon, a Japanese animation and comics festival, when she gets grounded for three days. Hara-kiri! Saara is saved from dying of boredom by her imaginary friend Aiko, whose totally zenless anarchy makes the rift between Saara and her parents even bigger. Written by Tommi Kainulainen

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An accurate, yet light-hearted fictionary
9 November 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Tokio Baby is a surprisingly refreshing depiction of a somewhat large- scale phenomenon in Finland, where increasingly many teenagers are spellbound by Japanese pop-culture phenomena such as rock music, comics, naive pop music, movies and consumer products. Compared to many other Western countries, Finland is scarcely populated and has but a few larger cities, leaving teenagers different from others somewhat isolated from their demographic's peers.

This short-film approaches the theme with a somewhat anthropological point of view and does not condemn nor glorify the protagonist's naive and possibly manic perception of her world, making it a quite neutral depiction of a significant contemporary component of Finnish life.


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