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Alive and kicking



2004 / 62m - Japan
Fantasy, Experimental - Anthology
Tori poster

Not many people seem to know this, but Tadanobu Asano (everybody's favorite Japanese actor of the 00s) also directed a film. It's an experimental anthology project based on some of his own dreams. Most of the shorts don't have dialogue (apart from one segment - a bit of manzai comedy), so even when you don't speak Japanese there's no real reason not to watch it. The shorts don't have a clear narrative and there's no real point to any of it, but as a mood piece, it's a lovely bit of cinema that shows Asano is more than just an enigmatic actor.