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Kotoko (2011)

The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous breakdown. She is suspected of being a child... See full summary »

Director:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writers:

Cocco (original story), Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Seitaro Tanaka
Yûko Nakamura Yûko Nakamura
Cocco Cocco ... Kotoko
Eiichi Takahashi Eiichi Takahashi
Ryûgo Nakamura Ryûgo Nakamura ... (as Ryugo Nakamura)
Nami Inoue Nami Inoue
Shinta Yamamoto Shinta Yamamoto
Sawako Makishi Sawako Makishi
Hayato Takuma Hayato Takuma
Midori Edamura Midori Edamura
Hiromi Kuronuma Hiromi Kuronuma
Shintai Kakazu Shintai Kakazu
Masao Hiramatsu Masao Hiramatsu
Honoka Chiba Honoka Chiba
Ken Koide Ken Koide
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous breakdown. She is suspected of being a child abuser when things get out of control and her baby is taken away. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kotoko See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater, Makotoya See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Provocative and Disturbing
21 February 2013 | by musson_filmsSee all my reviews

I find it sad that this provocative, challenging film has such a low rating. This is a film about a serious subject (mental illness) that is portrayed through intense visuals and expressionistic performance. The director positions you so that you feel like you are inside the characters head and its a very distressing place to be. There is strong violence and the film is very tragic but there are also moments of beauty such as when Cocco sings and dances. Yes, the camera work is very "shaky" buy the purpose is to create a realism and disorientation as experienced by the character. If the film had been shot formally it would have lost its impact. This is not a film for mainstream cinema fans. It is a challenging and artistic piece of work that deserves serious attention.


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