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Three stories of never-ending love.

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Miho Kanno ...
Sawako
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Matsumoto
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Hiro, the Boss
Chieko Matsubara ...
Ryoko, the Woman in the Park
Kyoko Fukada ...
Haruna Yamaguchi, the Pop Star
Tsutomu Takeshige ...
Nukui, the Fan
Kayoko Kishimoto ...
Haruna's Aunt
Kanji Tsuda ...
Young Hiro
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Young Ryoko
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Haruna's Manager (as Ren Ôsugi)
Shimadayu Toyotake ...
Tayu, Puppet Theater Narrator
Seisuke Tsurusawa ...
Puppet Theater Shamisen Player
Minotaro Yoshida ...
Puppeteer of Umegawa the Courtesan
Yoshida ...
Puppeteer of Chubei
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Matsumoto's Father
Midori Kanazawa ...
Matsumoto's Mother
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Matsumoto's Colleague (as Nao Ômori)
Kyoko Yoshizawa ...
Haruna's Mother
Kazunari Aizawa ...
The Young Minion
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Hitman in the Park (as Moro Shioka)
Shûhei Saga ...
The Driver
Al Kitago ...
Aoki, the Fan
Hawking Aoyama ...
Son of the Boss's Brother
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Matsumoto's Friend (as Yoshitada Ohtsuka)
Mari Nishio ...
Sawako's Friend
Sammy Moremore Jr. ...
Friend of the Boss's Brother's Son
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Takeshi Ohnishi

Directed by

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Takeshi Kitano

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Takeshi Kitano ... (written by)

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Masayuki Mori ... producer
Takio Yoshida ... producer

Music by

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Joe Hisaishi

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Katsumi Yanagijima

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Takeshi Kitano

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Norihiro Isoda

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Hideharu Yamashita ... production manager

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Senji Horiuchi ... sound
Akihiko Okase ... foley artist

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Hitoshi Takaya ... lighting director

Music Department

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Suminobu Hamada ... music engineer
Joe Hisaishi ... music arranger / music performed by / music producer
Masayoshi Okawa ... music mixer

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Andrew P. Kirkham ... bluray producer [gb]

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Dolls - Marionetas (Spain)
  • Lutke (Croatia)
  • Bebekler (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Куклы (Russia)
  • Bábok (Hungary)
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  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Japan $281,481, 11 Oct 2002

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Embrace (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Sakura See more »

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