Detroit Film Theatre


TOKYO!

Friday, April 24, 2009

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(France/Japan/2008-directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho)

These three imaginative and generally fantastic short tales are set in a teeming modern Tokyo, and were written and directed by three of today’s most visionary filmmakers. Interior Design by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is the story of a young man and woman living in a cramped Tokyo apartment; their typical squabbles become far less typical, however, when she begins turning into a chair. In Merde by France’s Leos Carax (Lovers on the Bridge), a strange, distorted, human-like figure emerges from the sewers to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting city, until he is caught and placed on trial for his crimes. From South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho (The Host) comes Shaking Tokyo, a portrait of a man obsessed with an utterly private existence, until a pizza delivery girl rocks his world – literally. A feast for the eyes and the imagination, Tokyo! may well be the cinematic trip of the year. In Japanese and French with English subtitles. (112 min.)

“Enjoyable, witty and playful… two Frenchmen and a South Korean make a great deal of mischief in Tokyo!    -Justin Chang, Variety

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