Overall Rank: 2685
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 10
Theatrical Release Date: 06/24/2005
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jun Ichikawa
Actors: Issei Ogata, Rie Miyazawa, Shinohara Takahumi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Endo, Shizuka Moriyama
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Bribaba - wrote on 05/05/2011
this is a moving and enigmatic study of loneliness, based on what was though to be an unfilmable novel by Haruki Murikami. A solitary illustrator meets and marries the girl of his dreams. The only problem is, she's a shopaholic with a particular penchant for designer clothes. He mildly asks her to desist, with consequences that will with him forever.. To top it off there's a beautiful score from Ryuichi Sakaomoto.
goodfellamike - wrote on 09/12/2008
Meditative, somber examination of love and loss, with a haunting score; only rewarding for the patient viewer. Final Grade: B
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industrialist - wrote on 04/30/2013
With a minimalist approach to a complex narrative dissonance, Jun Ichikawa dissects Murakami Haruki's short story onscreen with a first-class examination of alienation and dislocation, while rounding out his own ouevre with perhaps his most endearing cinematic artefact. The film is bereft of sentimentality yet imbues a sense of nostalgia purely through the elements that comprise its construction, focusing on the evolution of its central character without neglecting the socio-cultural contexts and the quasi-structuralist idealogies of determinism and recursivity.
Like the life of its titular character, the film unfolds even as it advances with a shy and fragmented effort. The frame is bled of color and the characters function in modes of disconnection even in increasing encroachment …
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