By Hirokazu KORE-EDA

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Romance - Completed 2009

A romantic fantasy about an inflatable life-size doll who develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2009
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hirokazu KORE-EDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Hirokazu KORE-EDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Toshiro URATANI, Hirokazu KORE-EDA
    • Synopsis
    • "One day, I found myself with a heart, something I was not supposed to have."
      Hideo, who lives alone, owns a life-size "air doll," which suddenly finds herself with a heart.
      Everything is new to her in the world outside Hideo's house. She meets all kinds of people. The
      world is filled with so many beautiful things, but everyone seems to have some kind of
      hollowness, just as she has. In the morning, she pumps herself up, and takes a walk.
      One afternoon, she meets Junichi who works at a rental video store, and instantly falls in love
      with him. A first date. New words she learns from him. She starts working with him at the
      store, enjoys talking, and being with him. Everything seems to be going perfect, until something
      unexpected happens to the doll.
      A sad yet happy fantasy. This is a story about a new form of love.
      “I walk around the town. I meet different kinds people, in this world which is totally new to me.
      I meet Junichi who works at a video store, and fall in love. My heart makes me tell lies.
      Having a heart, I feel so happy and so sad...”