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Air Doll

Rated NR 116 minutes 2009

In this quirky riff on the Galatea myth, Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Maborosi) adapts a manga by Yoshiie Gouda about a blow-up sex doll that comes alive one morning after its owner leaves for work. The incandescent Doona Bae (The Host, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) gives a daring performance as the toy-turned-woman, whose movements gradually become more fluid and whose face reflects more age and experience as she meets a series of loners on the streets of Tokyo. The perspective of a heroine who can expire from the smallest puncture allows Kore-eda to consider the Japanese preoccupation with beauty and the ephemeral, and he finds exquisite sadness everywhere from a birthday party to a curbside trash drop-off. In Japanese with subtitles.

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Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Producer: Takeo Hisamatsu, Kazumi Kawashiro, Hirokazu Koreeda and Yutaka Shigenobu

Cast: Du-na Bae, Arata, Itsuji Itao, Jô Odagiri, Sumiko Fuji, Tasuku Emoto, Mari Hoshino, Ryo Iwamatsu, Tomomi Maruyama, Miu Naraki, Masaya Takahashi, Susumu Terajima and Kimiko Yo

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