A weird, engaging anthology of smart, stylish, but still character-driven oddities. Michel Gondry's segment is the best, with its authentic emotions and clever descent into surrealism. Leos Carax's is fun, though it does go on too long. And Joon-Ho Bong's entry is heartfelt, intriguing and told with some clever innovative filmmaking. Fresh and original, highly recommended.
apart from a sociological reading, i hated the three stories. i watched it while i was attending a retrospective wich includes naruse, inagaki, mizoguchi, kobayashi, kinugasa, ozu, ichikawa, shindo, teshigahara... it's hard to compare all this masters to tokyo! ones... i was very disapointed with carax's piece, still i enjoyed very much the responses of merde on the trial secuence
The first and third segments were absolutely lovely. The second was confusing, overlong and tough to watch. I'm sure there are elements of this that were intentional and the director clearly is a talented auteur but I found it thoroughly unenjoyable. Bong Joon-Ho's finale is stunningly shot.
Excellent and interesting to watch! All three parts are different to each other, which makes the whole more engaging. Actually, I enjoyed the middle bit least, it might be because I lived and worked in Tokyo and the first and third parts show daily life situations and expose real problems people face there. Highly recommended :)
Bong Joon Ho
"Merde!" is laugh out loud funny.
All 3 of these films are clever, unexpected, engaging. Totally inspiring.
I love all three.