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

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What is craziness (or rather what are they)?
23 February 2008 | by kozakiSee all my reviews

How do one feels the rules, the World, the Bible, and love when s-he's mentally disturbed? Reaaly cool! Chara and Asano Tadanobu are awesome and it has incredible cinematography as i think it can be expected from Shunji Iwai. The cinematography enhances the whole stuff, with a crescendo till the very end of the movie. It tells a lot while keeping it low on the words, as it let one feels from the inside point of view thanks to the humor and the great sensibility that are put into it. Overall a charming movie, on a barely easy field :)

This is the second Shunji Iwai movie for me. His films aren't officially available in France, which is a real pain in the *ss.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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