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Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

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A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

Director:

Isabel Coixet

Writer:

Isabel Coixet
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rinko Kikuchi ... Ryu
Sergi López ... David
Min Tanaka ... Narrador
Takeo Nakahara ... Nagara
Hideo Sakaki Hideo Sakaki ... Ishida
Manabu Oshio ... Yoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôsuke Hishinuma Kôsuke Hishinuma
Jun Matsuo Jun Matsuo ... Pukka
Joan Potau
Josep Sandoval Josep Sandoval
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A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Isabel Coixet claims that she came up with the idea of Rinko Kikuchi's character while promoting The Secret Life of Words (2005) in Tokyo. Coixet was taking pictures during a walk through the city. She arrived at a fish market and tried to take one of a girl who was cleaning fish. The girl refused to get photographed, so Coixet started imagining possible reasons for that refusal. See more »

Goofs

After David joins Ryu at the Love Hotel after cutting his hand, Rinko Kikuchi (Ryu) is laying on a couch. Her shoulder is covered in the two close ups but largely uncovered after the cut where the camera is further from her. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits there's a short scene with the mysterious plant person in the subway tunnel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stockholms 20th International Film Festival (2009) See more »

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Japanese Girl
By Albert Aromir
Performed by Bedroom
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Nice To look at and a fine premise, but...
26 September 2020 | by jay-salazariSee all my reviews

The film is boring, illogical and derivative.. clearly the script if forced and the directing unfocused. The contrast between the attractive (thin girl with feminine hair and bangs) girl and her vocation and mentality reminded me of kill Bill and Odishon/Audition.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Japanese | English | Catalan

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Carte des sons de Tokyo See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,159,683
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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