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Tôkyô oashisu (2011)

The floating clouds between the high buildings, the lines of the taillights under the moonlight, the swirling human waves... Every view in Tokyo looks as if it is alive. Before even she ... See full summary »


Kana Matsumoto (screenplay), Kayo Nakamura (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Touko
Ryo Kase ... Nagano (as Ryô Kase)
Tomoyo Harada Tomoyo Harada ... Kikuchi
Haru Kuroki ... Yasuko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
Masako Motai


The floating clouds between the high buildings, the lines of the taillights under the moonlight, the swirling human waves... Every view in Tokyo looks as if it is alive. Before even she realizes, TOUKO starts to run away from somewhere in the city. As an actress in a fantasy world, Touko seems to have lost her grip on reality. Along her journey, she makes acquaintance with people who carry similar issues. A midnight truck driver NAGANO, who happens to give Touko a ride, is grappling with the discovery of his soul, and his soul is unable to move forward. His escape from reality is to continually move from place to place. A movie theater manager KIKUCHI is uncertain of her life. She has moved to new surroundings but feels more lost than ever. A young job seeker at the zoo YASUKO has no faith in her future. She thinks that the luck is slipping away from her. During the extraordinary time they spend together Touko and the 3 characters start to feel a new awareness growing and discover a ... Written by Nikkatsu

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22 October 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Tokyo Oasis See more »

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14 July 2018 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...the idea is good but the realization is not. Normally you do not see too much contact between strangers in a big city; however the film relies on this to tell the story that by the way have very little cohesion between parts; yes parts or encounters. There are three encounters between the main character and the strangers and just only that. Some one appears out of blue and almost invade the proximity of these other persons. Not a total stranger because all are in the known that she is/was an actress. That can be act as an incentive to continue with the chat or to not feel reluctant about the situation. There is some kind of dualism in the characters. Might be that all what she does is a BIG life act? This is what could be good; the idea that a mere stranger can change the way you see your life from here on. Problem is that this do not work right in this movie. -The acting is just too stoic; nothing relevant in that area. Camera work trying to be indie finished too rookie. The colors are good and some photography are right.

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