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Tokyo Trash Baby (2000)

Tôkyô gomi onna (original title)
Having a crush on someone, including a neighbour, may not be considered unusual, but there is a line that is crossed when the infatuation includes going through the loved one's trash. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ryuichi Hiroki

Writer:

Shôtarô Oikawa (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Mami Nakamura Mami Nakamura ... Miyuki
Kazuma Suzuki ... Asamoto, Yoshinori
Ko Shibasaki ... Kyoko (as Kô Shibasaki)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sayuri Oyamada Sayuri Oyamada ... Sayaka
Tomorô Taguchi ... Master of Cafe
Masahiro Toda ... Kawashima
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Having a crush on someone, including a neighbour, may not be considered unusual, but there is a line that is crossed when the infatuation includes going through the loved one's trash. Miyuki has crossed the line and cannot stop herself. Her reality, at least, allows her to be more understanding and available when a stalker, in turn, craves her. Written by aghaemi

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The Double Life Of Miyuki!
9 May 2020 | by samxxxulSee all my reviews

In "Tokyo Trash Baby" we are dealing with a Miyuki, a coffee-shop waitress, whose platonic love for a musician is manifested by her collecting his trash. She crushes on neighbor/musician Suzuki not by writing stories or shooting pictures, but by vetting his garbage bags and building a shrine . She lives her own life through the imagined, constructed life of his and finally discovering he's a cad. Hiroki uses the quirky but sensitively portrayed heroine as a parallel to the consumer culture of Tokyo. It's a Sensitive portrait of a relatably disturbing character coming of age, which is part of the 'Love Cinema" series, along with Takashi Miike's "Visitor Q" among others, and all the films are shot on DV.

It's a low-key character study, shot on digital video for almost no money, and brings the viewer very close to the experience of Miyuki (Mami Nakamura), which increases sympathy for this character.


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo Garbage Girl See more »

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