Dolls

Dolls (2002)

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Takeshi Kitano's 'Dolls crosses between dream like and highly stylized realism, the film opens in the traditional bunraku doll theater and then cross-cuts between three modern love-tragedies - a daring tragic triptych on the nature of unrequited love and abandonment - which span the four seasons and cover much of Japan. While paying homage to the art form, Kitano effectively creates the exact reverse of bunraku: a selection of human emotional disasters read moreas a doll might see them.

  • Native title:

    ドールズ

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Ranchi
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Apr 27, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
This movie contains 3 very sad stories with one of them acted as the main story. All of them featured pure love to the extend either it makes the character unconsciously loss sanity, or consciously let go their sanity.
I don't usually like movies with multiple stories, but this one is just very well blended.

The acting is great, esp Miho Kanno. She's very convincing. The scenery is beautiful, the cinematography is read more kinda surealist for me (thanks to its doll elements). The use of doll elements is great. If you (like me) think Japanese dolls is eery, you will find the use of it here is eery as well, and that's one of what makes this movie special.

This movie seems contain alot of traditional Japanese culture symbolization, I wish I understand it more.

A note for future watcher: this is a very very slow drama, without much dialogues. Not recommended if you can't stand this type of movie.
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    Maria Jun 15, 2014

    I'm going to watch this!! It looks so damn great!! Trgaedy and psycho my favorite type!! hell yeah! :d

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    Totoro Aug 10, 2013

    I watched this maybe 7 years ago. Still remembered it when I put my entries into my drama list a few months ago. It left a big impression on me.

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    charmecia5 May 3, 2013

    this movie was really good. Totally had me wondering and guessing. Worth watching.

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    Ranchi Apr 27, 2013

    I wish they'd show more Sawako - Matsumoto flashback scenes.. Their chemistry back then is such a lovely bitter-sweet one..

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    Bladey Feb 5, 2012

    So underrated by mdl users. I guess it's just not a movie for everyone.

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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Oct 12, 2002
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 54 min.

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    7.4 (scored by 168 users)
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    #1310
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