Dolls

Dolls

DVD - 2004 | Japanese
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"Three stories delicately intertwined by the beauty of sadness. Inspired by...Bunraku doll theater"--Container.
Publisher: [United States?] : Palm Pictures, [c2004].
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE FOREIGN JAPANESE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Dōruzu

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jimg2000
Sep 07, 2015

Takeshi Kitano, star of tough guy yakuza films (e.g. Beyong Outrage 2014) directed this beautifully shot film about three tragic love stories based on his own experiences (see link to summary.) The main couple was based on a Bunraku play "The Courier for Hell" by Chikamatsu Monzaemon and adapted to a tethered couple wandering in public known as bound beggars. The other intertwined tales involved an old woman waiting for her long lost lover each Saturday and a man's ultimate action to get close to a singer ... The images were hauntingly slow, brutal but dazzling.

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booksmile
Mar 05, 2014

A bit slow and sad and odd, but beautiful visuals.

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Bellemama
Jul 20, 2013

Even the movie is over a decade old, it's a timeless piece. Beautiful stories with beautiful cinematography.

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jimg2000
Sep 07, 2015

Director's comments on the film:

http://www.kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=30

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