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Call for Dreams (2018)

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In a rain swept Tokyo, Eko complicates her life by publishing a 'Call For Dreams' ad in a newspaper. As strangers leave descriptions of dreams on her answering machine, a parallel police investigation of a murder in Tel Aviv unfolds.


Ran Slavin


Ran Slavin
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Credited cast:
Chiaki Horita Chiaki Horita ... Hostess
Tsuneyoshi Ichihara Tsuneyoshi Ichihara ... Host
Takanori Kawaharada Takanori Kawaharada ... A neighbour
Akila Kawamura Akila Kawamura ... Ramen Maker
Olga Kurkulina Olga Kurkulina ... Olga
Yehezkel Lazarov ... Ruven
Oleg Levin ... Oleg
Harue Masuda Harue Masuda ... Minori
Yuval Robichek Yuval Robichek ... Shoval
Mami Shimazaki Mami Shimazaki ... Eko
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In a rain drenched Tokyo, from a high rise apartment, Eko complicates her life by publishing a 'Call For Dreams' ad in the newspaper. With her scooter she visits strangers who leave descriptions of dreams on her analogue answering machine, and carries a task in relation to their recording as a form of fantasy deciphering ritual. Details accumulate to a network of dreams involving her neighbor, a Russian mobster and a female body builder, an elderly woman and an Israeli detective investigating a murder in Tel Aviv, in a story that unfolds in parallel lines. Written by Ran Slavin

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For the film Call For Dreams director Ran Slavin advertised an ad on social networks asking strangers to send him their dreams to base his film on. See more »


The horse dream scene was shot in underground 60 meter deep tunnels for 14 hours. See more »

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Edgy - visually, and mentally entertaining
8 February 2020 | by lbruhncaSee all my reviews

I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of Japanese people living in Tokyo while being drawn into this psychological story. It's one of those films that makes you think. The director did a great job depicting the unsettling atmospheres of the drama and suspense throughout the film. What's real, what's a dream, what are you looking for, what's going to happen next, are all thoughts I had throughout this film.

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28 September 2018 (Israel) See more »

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