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Phantom (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 2014 (USA)
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In Tokyo, a girl and her boyfriend spend a night talking about their life, their precarious condition and their difficulties in earning a living, finding their place in the world, if they ever have one.

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Jonathan Soler

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Jonathan Soler
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Yuki Fujita Yuki Fujita ... Woman
Masato Tsujioka Masato Tsujioka ... Man
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In Tokyo, a girl and her boyfriend spend a night talking about their life, their precarious condition and their difficulties in earning a living, finding their place in the world, if they ever have one.

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The real difficulty is to find a place in a world that does not necessarily have one for us.

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Woman: The real tragedy is to keep going into life, even if sometimes, you don't really see the point.
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In world of Phantoms...Hope is the answer.
2 November 2013 | by MrBuzzSee all my reviews

Half way through Phantom there is scene similar to the opening of American Beauty where we see a plastic bag 'dancing' in the wind. If you have never seen American Beauty take a listen to the first sentence in Katy Perry's hit single Fireworks, as the opening lyrics go... Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?

Phantom is a deep reflective movie told in voice over about everyday problems human beings face. Humans are sometimes like phantoms drifting and wanting to start all over again... Whilst watching this very interesting movie I felt that I was on a small personal retreat thinking of the questions and ideas being talked about throughout the movie. Although the whole movie is voice over I was never bored as the topics brought up are immensely interesting and thoughtful. The direction is superb and the electronic soundtrack which reminded me of Lost in Translation plays beautifully along to relax your senses and think of what has just been said.

The title Phantom suits perfectly for this movie, everyone one day or another has experienced problems of family, money or work. We sometimes find our inner self talking to what we should do to face these problems. what will our next step be? what is our main purpose in this world? These are questions that everybody has asked himself. The solution to a lot of these problems that sometimes make us want to give up is one single word...hope.. as nobody knows what tomorrow might bring.

I highly recommend this movie either as a movie to experience alone or as a movie to watch and discuss in a group. It's an honest movie that looks at life and makes you feel that your personal problems are not your's only or that you are maybe living in a much better world, that you take for granted everyday! I would rate this movie a good 8/10.


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Japanese

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26 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan

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Ganko Films See more »
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