Dolls

a TAKESHI KITANO picture

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Title

Dolls

Director

Takeshi Kitano

Producer

Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida

Nationality

Japan

Year

2002

Duration

113'

Language

Japanese

Format

Dolby SRD

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

Dolls

Synopsis

Synopsis


Bound by a long red cord, a young couple wanders in search of something they have tragically forgotten. An aging yakuza mysteriously returns to the park where he used to meet his long-lost girlfriend. A disfigured pop star confronts the phenomenal devotion of her biggest fan… Three stories delicately intertwined by the beauty of sadness. Inspired by the everlasting emotions expressed in Bunraku doll theater. Stunning photography shot with the magical colors of all four seasons. Costumes by Yohji Yamamoto.

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"A lyrical reflection on overpowering love, selfish choices, loss, abandonment and atonement."

"Its sorrowful mood resonates beyond the end credits, allowing key themes to continue to gel."

VARIETY

"The cinematography is colorful and sweeping, the editing and storytelling simple and pure."

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Absolutely Stunning."

BBC

Festivals
& Awards

Venice International Film Festival
In Competition

Toronto International Film Festival

Awards of the Japanese Academy
Nominee

Bangkok International Film Festival

Durban International Film Festival

Vienna Film Festival

London Film Festival

Busan Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Miho Kanno
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Chieko Matsubara
Kyoko Fukada
Tsutomu Takeshige
Director Takeshi Kitano
Producers Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida
Cinematography Katsumi Yanagijima
Editor Takeshi Kitano
Sound Senji Horiuchi
Music Joe Hisaishi
Production Design Norihiro Isoda

Releases

Japan - Office Kitano

12.10.2002

Netherlands - A-Film

10.04.2003

UK - Artificial Eye

30.05.2003

Turkey - Bir Film

19.04.2003

Switzerland - Frenetic Films

05.06.2003

US - Palm Pictures

10.12.2004

Germany - Rapid Eye Movies

30.10.2003