Tokyo! (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Tokyo! (2008)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 3,796 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 16 August 2008 (Japan)
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Filming Location: Kugayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Gross: $349,811(USA)(7 June 2009)
  • Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase and Ayumi Ito
  • Original Music By: Étienne Charry (segment: "Interior Design") Byung-woo Lee (original music by)  
  • Soundtrack: Tokyo Town Pages
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Pizza Delivery | Chair | Metamorphosis | Green Suit | Film Within A Film

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Gabrielle Bell  graphic novel "Cecil and Jordan in New York" (segment "Interior Design")
  • Joon-ho Bong  writer
  • Leos Carax  writer
  • Michel Gondry  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young woman who finds her life useless experiences a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution; he calls himself "Merde" and speaks a language only his look-alike attorney understands. Is he human? A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. He conquers fear to seek her out. A chair, a corpse, a hermit: sources of urban connection?Written by <>  

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    Produced By:

    • Rémi Burah known as co-producer
    • Kenzô Horikoshi known as executive producer: Merde
    • Lewis Kim known as associate producer
    • Hiroyuki Negishi known as executive producer: Interior Design
    • Anne Pernod-Sawada known as producer
    • Yuji Sadai known as executive producer: Interior Design
    • Masamichi Sawada known as producer
    • Michiko Yoshitake known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Ayako Fujitani known as Hiroko (segment "Interior Design")
    • Ryo Kase known as Akira (segment "Interior Design")
    • Ayumi Ito known as Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Nao Ohmori known as Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Satoshi Tsumabuki known as Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Ken Mitsuishi known as Agent immobilier homme (segment "Interior Design")
    • Yuno Iriguchi known as Agent immobilier femme (segment "Interior Design")
    • Rie Minemura known as Responsable du magasin d'objets (segment "Interior Design")
    • Ben Himura known as Employé de la fourrière (segment "Interior Design")
    • Kenjirô Ishimaru known as Oncle de Takeshi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Taijirô Tamura known as Spectateur 1 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
    • Junya Asô known as Spectateur 2 au cinéma (segment "Interior Design")
    • Mayu Harada known as Collègue d'Akemi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Motomi Makiguchi known as Clochard (segment "Interior Design")
    • Hiroko Ninomiya known as Vieille dame à l'arret de bus (segment "Interior Design")
    • Ryusei Saito known as Un ami de Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Tomoe Ura known as Une amie de Hiroshi (segment "Interior Design")
    • Miho Iiguchi known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Akira Osaki known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Kayoko Fujii known as (segment "Interior Design") (as Kyoko Fujii)
    • Takashi Ogasawara known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Shingo Ippongi known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Shunji Iwai known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Yoshiyuki Morishita known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Sohee Park known as (segment "Interior Design")
    • Denis Lavant known as Merde' (segment "Merde")
    • Jean-François Balmer known as Maître Voland (segment "Merde")
    • Renji Ishibashi known as L'avocat général (segment "Merde")
    • Toshiyuki Kitami known as Le procureur (segment "Merde")
    • Kyûsaku Shimada known as Le directeur de prison (segment "Merde")
    • Azusa Takehana known as Le présentatrice TV (segment "Merde")
    • KaoRi known as L'interpréte de Voland (1) (segment "Merde")
    • Julie Dreyfus known as L'interpréte de Voland (2) (segment "Merde")
    • Kenji Kodama known as Le président du tribunal (segment "Merde")
    • Kaohiko Kaoda known as Le présentateur tv (segment "merde")
    • Toshiko Murakami known as (segment "Merde")
    • Nao Nekota known as (segment "Merde")
    • Kasumi Irifune known as (segment "Merde")
    • Yoshiko Matsuda known as (segment "Merde")
    • Kaneko Kubota known as (segment "Merde")
    • Yui Iizuka known as (segment "Merde")
    • Noa Kataoka known as (segment "Merde")
    • Masaki Ide known as (segment "Merde")
    • Édith Le Merdy known as (segment "Merde") (as Edith Le Merdy)
    • Eiji Kawachi known as (segment "Merde")
    • Masaya Takahashi known as (segment "Merde")
    • Andrée Damant known as (segment "Merde") (as Andrée Darmant)
    • Tae Kurokawa known as (segment "Merde")
    • Toshihiko Hino known as (segment "Merde")
    • Toshiki Sakoh known as (segment "Merde")
    • Natsumi Kiyoura known as (segment "Merde")
    • Shuko Ito known as (segment "Merde")
    • Kyoko Maruyama known as (segment "Merde")
    • Aoi Nakabeppu known as (segment "Merde")
    • Yû Aoi known as La livreuse de pizza (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Teruyuki Kagawa known as L'homme (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Naoto Takenaka known as Le patron de la pizzeria (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Ayumi Machida known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Daisuke Yamashita known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Hiroshi Yamamoto known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • YosiYosi Arakawa known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo") (as Yoshiyoshi Arakawa)
    • Yutaka Matsushige known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Don Don known as Le mécano de la fourrière (segment "Interior Design")
    • Wabian known as (segment "Shaking Tokyo")
    • Eimei Kanamura known as (segment "Merde") (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Frédéric Balmer known as makeup designer
    • Tomo Hyakutake known as special makeup effects artist

    Art Department:

    • Hiroshi Sagae known as sculptor (segment "Merde")


    Production Companies:

    • Comme des Cinémas (presents)
    • Kansai Telecasting Corporation (in co-production with)
    • Bitters End (in co-production with)
    • Sponge (in co-production with)
    • arte France Cinéma (in co-production with)
    • Coin Film (in co-production with)
    • WDR / Arte (in co-production with)
    • Backup Films (in association with)
    • Wild Bunch (in association with)
    • Champion Top Investment (in association with)
    • VAP (in association with)
    • Hakuhodo DY Media Partners (in association with)
    • WoWow (in association with)
    • Asahi National Broadcasting Company (in association with)
    • Picnic (in association with)

    Other Companies:

    • C5  post-production sound services (segment: interior design)
    • HFR  digital intermediate
    • Post Factory NY  post-production facilities


    • Liberation Entertainment (2008) (USA) (all media)
    • Optimum Releasing (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
    • Sidus FNH (2008) (Korea) (theatrical)
    • A-Film Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Bitters End (2008) (Japan) (all media)
    • California Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
    • Cathay-Keris Films (2008) (Singapore) (all media)
    • Clap – Produção de Filmes (2011) (Portugal) (all media)
    • Festive Films (2008) (Singapore) (all media)
    • Haut et Court (2008) (France) (all media)
    • Hollywood Classic Entertainment (2008) (Czech Republic) (all media) (subtitled)
    • Liberation Entertainment (2008) (Canada) (all media)
    • Liberation Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Optimum Home Entertainment (2009) (UK) (DVD)
    • Serenity Entertainment International (2008) (Taiwan) (all media)
    • Sponge (2008) (South Korea) (all media)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}

    Special Effects:

    • Hyakutake Studio (special make-up effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Gerald Blaise known as digital effects artist
    • Lucie Bories known as digital compositor
    • Aurélyen Daudet known as digital compositor
    • Julien Dias known as senior compositor
    • Cédric Fayolle known as visual effects supervisor (segment "Interior Design") (segment "Merde")
    • Geoffroy Givry known as digital compositor
    • Wulff Jeremy known as digital compositor
    • Wulff Jeremy known as digital effects artist
    • Wulff Jeremy known as title designer
    • Thomas Larocca known as lead digital compositor
    • Sabine Lineres known as digital compositor
    • Adeline Simon known as digital compositor
    • Guillaume Thimus known as movematcher (segment "Interior Design")

    Release Date:

    • France 14 May 2008 (Cannes Film Festival)
    • Japan 16 August 2008
    • USA 19 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
    • Spain October 2008 (Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival)
    • France 15 October 2008
    • Singapore 16 October 2008
    • UK 18 October 2008 (London Film Festival)
    • South Korea 23 October 2008
    • USA 25 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
    • Germany 2 November 2008 (Munich Asia Filmfest)
    • Czech Republic 27 November 2008
    • Hong Kong 18 December 2008
    • UK 15 February 2009 (Glasgow Film Festival)
    • USA 6 March 2009 (limited)
    • Romania 27 March 2009 (B-Est International Film Festival)
    • USA 18 April 2009 (Tallahassee Film Festival)
    • Russia 30 April 2009 (limited)
    • South Korea 3 May 2009 (Jeonju International Film Festival)
    • UK 25 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 30 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Brazil 25 September 2009 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
    • Brazil 23 October 2009 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
    • Brazil 13 November 2009
    • Netherlands 19 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Portugal 17 February 2011


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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