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Credited cast:
Shigeru Chiba ... I
Yoshikazu Fujiki Yoshikazu Fujiki ... Itano (voice)
Keishi Hunt Keishi Hunt ... Ito (voice)
Mako Hyôdô ... Costumer (voice)
Shin'ichi Ishihara Shin'ichi Ishihara ... Kawai (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura Tomoko Ishimura ... Tamiko
Hisayoshi Izaki Hisayoshi Izaki ... Kitakubo (voice)
Toshihiko Kameyama Toshihiko Kameyama ... Producer (voice)
Hiroko Kaneko Hiroko Kaneko ... Secretary (voice)
Masaya Katô Masaya Katô ... Yamashita (voice)
Kujira Kujira ... Tsuya (voice)
Takashi Matsuyama Takashi Matsuyama ... Tahara (voice)
Eri Mayama Eri Mayama ... Aya (voice)
Zenchû Mitsui Zenchû Mitsui ... Hanta (voice)
Shô Nobushi Shô Nobushi ... Unoyama (voice)
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A revered director with an obscure style, Rei Maruwa, has gone missing during the production of his latest animated feature, Talking Head. With the deadline approaching and next to no progress made, the producer calls in a "shadow director" with the ability to mimic any director's style. Arriving at the studio, he begins meeting with the eccentric crew members in order to understand the project, but soon they begin dying in the same order that he met up with them.

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Bandai Entertainment

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Japanese

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10 October 1992 (Japan) See more »

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A necessary watch for ANYONE studying film
30 May 2012 | by meteoraxvSee all my reviews

'Talking Head' is a necessary watch for ANYONE studying film, or any other type of art closely related to it, for that matter. This movie has surreal elements and is high on dialogue, and thus it is probably impossible (at least it was for me) to digest everything in one sitting. It is one of those movies that HAVE to be seen at least twice to fully understand it. Quote from a character, Mr. Morita: "It's necessary to see it twice."

A lot of twists and turns can be seen. A lot weirdness can be enjoyed. I especially like scenes in the little van that doesn't move.

Good watch, it definitely could've been a bit shorter though. You can easily lose your attention. You'll definitely miss a few lines. You might even fall asleep. Not all movies can pull off being 2+ hours long. 7*


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