Tony Takitani seems to find emotions illogical and immature. When he falls for Eiko, his life changes. But Eiko has an all-consuming obsession: designer clothes. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
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A movie about the search for precision und beauty. The sequences, nearly always scrolling to the left, structure the elapsing time, supported by the slow and constant movement of Ryuichi Sakamoto's piano score. Aesthetically perfect adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel.
playful, careful and considerate meeting of literature and cinema.exquisite framing, underlined by a constant slow pan. nary a trace of colour. gentle minimalistic piano by sakamoto-sensei. in "tony takitani", it feels like the outside world is but a whisper from far away
A very interesting essay about the different approaches we can do when filming. Tony Takitani is a compound between classic japanese cinema (front shots, camera at floor level...) and a new way of storytelling through a narrator who's responsible not to let the spectator lose the attention.
The beginning background is one of the most beautiful sequences I've ever seen.
jun ichikawa has made a beautifully constructed film with tony takitani. and he did all that without losing the feel of a haruki murakami writing. the narration, the minimalism, and the style are both ichikawa's and murakami's. tony takitani is, in the most proper sense possible, a collaboration. and what about that perfect chemistry between issei ogata and rie miyazawa? goddamn.
Wow! Stellar and brave. Left me with so much with doing so very "little". Really an excellent piece. Sad, but there were moments I literally laughed my ass off. Fantastic camera work and gentle but focused acting. One of the best films ever about being who you are in this world and all of the pangs that can cause. Brilliant