Tokyo!


1h 52m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Triptych feature telling three separate tales set in Tokyo, Japan. "Shaking Tokyo" centers on a man who has lived for 10 years as a hikikomori, (a term used in Japan for people unable to adjust to society and so they never leave their homes) and what happens when he falls in love one day with a pizz

Film Details

Also Known As
Hiroko & Akira in Tokyo, Interior Design, Merde, Shaking Tokyo, Tokyo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Backup Films; Bitters End; Cathay Film Organization; Central Partnership; Serenity Entertainment International; Sponge; Sponge; Tv Asahi; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
LIBERATION ENT./LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT/VITAGRAPH FILMS; 35 Milim; Bitters End; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Edko Films; Frenetic Films; Haut Et Court; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; September Film Distribution; Serenity
Location
Tokyo, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Triptych feature telling three separate tales set in Tokyo, Japan. "Shaking Tokyo" centers on a man who has lived for 10 years as a hikikomori, (a term used in Japan for people unable to adjust to society and so they never leave their homes) and what happens when he falls in love one day with a pizza delivery girl. "Interior Design" follows the story of a wannabe movie director who arrives in Tokyo with his girlfriend only to find that parts of her bones are turning into wood.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hiroko & Akira in Tokyo, Interior Design, Merde, Shaking Tokyo, Tokyo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Backup Films; Bitters End; Cathay Film Organization; Central Partnership; Serenity Entertainment International; Sponge; Sponge; Tv Asahi; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
LIBERATION ENT./LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT/VITAGRAPH FILMS; 35 Milim; Bitters End; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Edko Films; Frenetic Films; Haut Et Court; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; September Film Distribution; Serenity
Location
Tokyo, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 6, 2009

Released in United States March 20, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 16-29, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.

"Interior Design" is based on the comic "Cecil and Jordan in New York" created by Gabrielle Bell.

Bong's segment, "Shaking Tokyo" wrapped in September 2007. Gondry's segment, "Interior Design" begins production October 23, 2007. Carax's segment "Merde" begins shooting in November of 2007.

Released in United States Spring March 6, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States March 20, 2009 (Los Angeles and San Francisco)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screenings) October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 16-29, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 15-30, 2008.)