Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tokyo! (2008)

Three great directors meet and present their cuts into a three sections awesome film. Michel Gondry's "Interior Design" is the first part that is surrealistic and refers on the difficult view of life Japanese youth have. A couple decides to move on Tokyo. But they will face various problems, from finding a job to understand better each other. The girl will experience a transformation to a chair. A symbolic statement into her psychological position as she feels more and more alone. Leos Carax's "Merde" is the second story and it is about a maniac creature who terrorizes citizens of Tokyo with his weird behavior. He eats money and flowers and suddenly becomes extremely violent and kills some people. Then he will be arrested and a lawyer from France will defend him on the court as he is one of the three people worldwide who can communicate with the creature. The refers to Godzilla are obvious. Bong Joon-Ho's "Shaking Tokyo" is coming to complete this amazing storytelling in another way. Teruyuki Kagawa is living alone last ten years. It was his decision being isolated and he enjoys that. Until one day he will have eye contact with a girl who delivers him a pizza. So he will be in love and try to find her again. But can a hikikomori (someone who decides to isolate from other people) to understand the feelings of an android? And what happens when the girl decides the same situation for her? I think these directors did their best to support the multidimensional screening of life in Tokyo presenting the human relationships, the transformation and the anarchy between people!

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