Village of Dreams ( Eno nakano bokuno mura ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 14232

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 4

Theatrical Release Date: 07/13/1996

Language: Japanese

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Yoichi Higashi

Actors: Mieko Harada, Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama, Kyozo Nagatsuka, Hosei Komatsu, Kaneko Iwasaki

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Of Youthful Shenanigans

industrialist - wrote on 06/19/2011

Higashi's rumination on adolescence is like that lost dream that re-manifests itself one Spring morn. In the wake of moments passed and the idling dogma of the now, the mind coalesces thoughts and memories, fluttering between times of emotional innocence to the abstract wonderments birthed from uncertainties, and in turn somehow granting assurance that existence is not merely pragmatic dilution. To categorize Village of Dreams as mere childhood whimsy, however, would be to deny its subtexts and parabolic awareness. Indeed, to the cinematic neophyte, the communal discourse of the twins and their interstitial enframing of experience and mysterium would appear to be the narrative impetus. The film however is equally about the recursivity of milieu as it is youthful passage, presenting the …

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