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Air Doll (2009)

Kûki ningyô (original title)
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A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Yoshiie Goda (manga), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Nozomi
Arata Iura ... Junichi (as Arata)
Itsuji Itao ... Hideo
Joe Odagiri ... Air Doll Maker
Sumiko Fuji Sumiko Fuji ... Widow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Andô Sei Andô
Tasuku Emoto ... Peep-tom Student
Mari Hayashida Mari Hayashida
Mari Hoshino Mari Hoshino ... Apple Woman
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Owner of Video Rental Shop
Tomomi Maruyama ... Moe's father
Miu Naraki Miu Naraki ... Moe
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi ... Ex-substitute Teacher
Susumu Terajima ... Policeman
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Storyline

A sex doll who is both a sexual companion and the recipient of her owner's all-around affection comes to life and becomes self aware. She begins to experience and experiment with life and has so many questions including many when she coincidentally walks into a video store and is hired by the shorthanded manager. She begins to experience and query birth, life and death. In the meantime, her owner is taking his time cluing in to his doll roaming around the city and having a life. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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In the movie store where Nozomi (Doona Bae) works, The Matrix (1999) directed by The Wachowskis can be seen among other DVDs. Doona Bae has worked with The Wachowskis three times since: Cloud Atlas (2012), Sense8 (2015 - ?), and Jupiter Ascending (2015). See more »

Quotes

Nozomi: It seems life is constructed in a way that no one can fulfill it alone.
Nozomi: Just as it's not enough for flowers to have pistils and stamens, an insect or a breeze must introduce a pistil to a stamen...
Nozomi: Life contains its own absence, which only an other can fulfill...
Nozomi: It seems the world is the summation of others and yet, we neither know nor are told that we will fulfill each other...
Nozomi: We lead our scattered lives, perfectly unaware of each other...
Nozomi: Or at times, allowed to find the other's presence ...
[...]
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,208,769
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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