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Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 16 August 2008 (Japan)
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A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

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Gabrielle Bell (graphic novel "Cecil and Jordan in New York"), Leos Carax | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayako Fujitani ... Hiroko (segment "Interior Design")
Ryô Kase ... Akira (segment "Interior Design")
Ayumi Itô ... Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Nao Ohmori ... Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design") (as Nao Ômori)
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Agent immobilier homme (segment "Interior Design")
Yuno Iriguchi Yuno Iriguchi ... Agent immobilier femme (segment "Interior Design")
Rie Minemura Rie Minemura ... Responsable du magasin d'objets (segment "Interior Design")
Ben Himura Ben Himura ... Employé de la fourrière (segment "Interior Design")
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Oncle de Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
Taijirô Tamura Taijirô Tamura ... Spectateur 1 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
Junya Asô Junya Asô ... Spectateur 2 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
Mayu Harada Mayu Harada ... Collègue d'Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
Motomi Makiguchi Motomi Makiguchi ... Clochard (segment "Interior Design")
Hiroko Ninomiya Hiroko Ninomiya ... Vieille dame à l'arret de bus (segment "Interior Design")
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Storyline

Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young woman who finds her life useless experiences a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution; he calls himself "Merde" and speaks a language only his look-alike attorney understands. Is he human? A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. He conquers fear to seek her out. A chair, a corpse, a hermit: sources of urban connection? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

France | Japan | South Korea | Germany

Language:

Japanese | French | English

Release Date:

16 August 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo! See more »

Filming Locations:

Kugayama, Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,030, 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$351,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,194,397
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Oldboy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Tokyo Town Pages
Composed and Performed by Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Released through commmons
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Really glad I watched it!
24 July 2016 | by stonekeeper_everSee all my reviews

Tokyo!: Looking for a unique and memorable cinematic experience? Look no further. This triptych of 1h50 goes by so fast! The final scene comes somewhat too quick but leaves you with a lot talk about. Here's my ratings for the three shorts: Michel Gondry's Interior Design: charming interesting simple story with a punch line that will make you fall off your chair! 7/10 Leo Carax's Merde: Leo brought back his craziest character from the movie Holy Motors and this short had some dragging parts but was still better than the whole movie HM. 6/10 Finally, Bong Joon Ho's Shaking Tokyo is the best of the three. A peculiar but very captivating story about isolation and agoraphobia. 8/10


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