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Dolls (2002)

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miho Kanno Miho Kanno ... Sawako
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Matsumoto
Tatsuya Mihashi ... Hiro, the Boss
Chieko Matsubara ... Ryoko, the Woman in the Park
Kyoko Fukada ... Haruna Yamaguchi, the Pop Star
Tsutomu Takeshige Tsutomu Takeshige ... Nukui, the Fan
Kayoko Kishimoto ... Haruna's Aunt
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Young Hiro
Yûko Daike ... Young Ryoko
Ren Osugi ... Haruna's Manager (as Ren Ôsugi)
Shimadayu Toyotake Shimadayu Toyotake ... Tayu, Puppet Theater Narrator
Seisuke Tsurusawa Seisuke Tsurusawa ... Puppet Theater Shamisen Player
Minotaro Yoshida Minotaro Yoshida ... Puppeteer of Umegawa the Courtesan
Yoshida Yoshida ... Puppeteer of Chubei
Shôgo Shimizu ... Matsumoto's Father
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Storyline

Three stories of undying love: Bound by a long red cord, a young couple wanders in search of something they have forgotten. An aging yakuza returns to the park where he used to meet his long-lost girlfriend. A disfigured pop star confronts the phenomenal devotion of her biggest fan. Written by <intlpress@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

This is the last Takeshi Kitano film to feature music by Joe Hisaishi. Kitano claimed that it became too expensive to hire Hisaishi for soundtracks while Hisaishi claimed that he didn't like the screenplay of the movie. Actually, they both had an argument about some pieces which weren't selected for the soundtrack, and where to put the others in the movie. They stopped working together since then. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Embrace (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel
Written by Joe Hisaishi
Performed by Joe Hisaishi
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User Reviews

 
deep... haven't fully digested this
22 October 2003 | by Nephilim-6See all my reviews

3 stories of doomed relation ships. all jumbled together.

I just got done watching this movie. Yes it's slow. Yes there isn't a lot of dialogue. But this movie is brilliant. The visuals, the style, the symbolism, the utter sadness..

This isn't a movie for people who want action. or people who want dialogue. Visuals people, READ the visuals. The story is told through images.

It's beautiful. But very depressing.

HIGHLY recommended.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 October 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lutke See more »

Filming Locations:

Niigata Prefecture, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,067, 12 December 2004

Gross USA:

$4,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,405,725
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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