Tokyo! (2008)

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A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.


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Directors:

Joon-ho Bong , Leos Carax , Michel Gondry

Writers:

Gabrielle Bell (graphic novel "Cecil and Jordan in New York"), Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry

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22 October 2009 | KineticSeoul
6
| Strange and amusing film that isn't made by Japanese directors
"Tokyo!" is a film about 3 different stories that take place in Tokyo and each story is made by different directors.

Michel Gondry's "Interior Design" was surreal but also something some people can relate with. It's about a girl who has no ambitions in life and doesn't stand for herself and always gets the help from others. It's not that she doesn't want to be useful, she just has a difficult time with time trying to find her purpose in the world. But a drastic change takes place in her life. It felt it added a nice touch to Japanese life style and culture although some may disagree.

Leos Carax's "Merde" was disappointing and the story was boring and it felt the director wasn't even trying. The plot could have taken place else where cause it really has nothing to do with Tokyo or even has the atmosphere to it.

Bong Joon-Ho's "Shaking Tokyo" was the best out of the 3, it seems like for films like this they always show the best for last. It's about Teruyuki Kagawa who is a hikikomori who never steps foot outside, but that changes when he meets a pretty pizza delivery girl but in the process he accidentally inspires her to be a hikikomori herself, so from than on it's about a hikikomori falling for another hikikomori. I liked the style of this part of the film, it explored some of the characteristic in japan and the director seems to have done his research. I also fell for the actress who played pizza delivery girl Aoi Yu, maybe it's cause of her innocent and pretty looks although it's my first time seeing her in a film.

I give the film a 6.8/10 and if the second part of the film was good it would have been higher.

6.8/10

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Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

16 August 2008

Language

Japanese, French, English


Country of Origin

France, Japan, South Korea, Germany

Filming Locations

Kugayama, Tokyo, Japan

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,460 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$351,059

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