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Picnic (1996)

Pikunikku (original title)
Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a ... See full summary »

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Shunji Iwai

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Shunji Iwai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chara Chara ... Coco
Tadanobu Asano ... Tsumuji
Koichi Hashizume Koichi Hashizume ... Satoru
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Head Nurse
Fujiko Yamamoto Fujiko Yamamoto ... Nurse
Shifumi Yamaguichi Shifumi Yamaguichi ... Coco's Mother
Takaaki Kabuto Takaaki Kabuto ... Coco's Father
Kazue Itô Kazue Itô ... Doctor
Keiichi Suzuki Keiichi Suzuki ... Pastor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sumi Mutoh Sumi Mutoh ... Nurse
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Storyline

Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a picnic spot with the best vantage point to view the final event. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PICNIC<日本バージョン> See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Chara also starred in Shunji Iwai's Swallowtail Butterfly, in which she performed the film's theme song. See more »

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Remarkable
31 March 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

Since the composition is so delicate, the harsh texture of the editing should be made deliberately. The gloomy and horrific interior space and imaginative outdoor wanderings seem to tear the movie into two parts, but when the fences, rainstorms, feathers and other details are fully expressed, the metaphorical irony is gradually replaced by a purely romantic atmosphere. Although some part of the film it's going too far, the integral effect is quite remarkable.


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