Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Japanese film...colored clouds of poison gas...a village of windmills...what movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by mediated self
on Jul 4, 2012 -
Does anyone know where to find a copy of the 1960's Japanese film Age of Assassins? I've looked on Amazon, Netflix, etc. with no luck. [more inside]
posted by cp311
on Mar 10, 2011 -
Can you help me remember a Japanese movie I saw that was very similar to-- but was definitely not-- Kurosawa's Dreams
? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Looking for the title of an obscure documentary about the Japanese adaptations of Western products and traditions as they have been commodified in japan. [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin
on Nov 4, 2010 -
When I was in Japan about ten years ago, I recall seeing a movie on the VHS rental racks about a guy working at a remote train station, possibly in the north of Japan? I seem to recall that the cover/poster had the station agent standing in a snowfall, and I think he was played by a much-loved actor, but I can't recall the title or the actor. I believe it's a dramatic film from the mid-to-late 1990s. Does this description ring any bells? I'd like to finally see it.
posted by ktoad
on Feb 2, 2010 -
Trying to find a Japanese short film "Tension" that I saw at the Rotterdam Film Festival 1999 or 2000. [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Jun 26, 2008 -
last spring, there were postings about this long and quite weird japanese film about some folk singer, a girl practicing with a tennis racket, a tiny adult with boring name... what was its title?
posted by njohnson23
on Aug 16, 2007 -
In Lost in Translation, when Bob Harris meets the woman in the hospital waiting room, what (in English) does she say to him, and what if anything does it sound to her like he's saying? I would also love to hear any other spot-translations from the movie if you happen to know them!
posted by lorimer
on Oct 31, 2006 -
A few years ago, I cought a glimpse of a Japanese film that was being shown on TV (Sundance or Cinimax, I don't remember.) [more inside]
posted by Jon-o
on Jun 23, 2005 -
ObscureMovieFilter: DagMaggot's question
jarred a memory I have of a film I saw several years in a row in grade school (late '70s). It was a Japanese film in which a boy loses his mother to some disease (possibly cancer)? As I recall, the mother used to entertain her son by folding origami, and I remember a scene with lots of snow. I also don't remember much, if any, dialog.
It's not a lot to go on, but that's all I remember, and I haven't been able to find it since. Pointers appreciated.
posted by aberrant
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I know this may be quite a stretch on the little info I remember, but back in the mid 80s, there was a Japanese live action short about 2 toys that escaped from a toy store. I vaguely remember one was a camera or a pair of binoculars with glasses on it. I believe I saw it on PBS or on The Disney Channel.
posted by pieoverdone
on May 9, 2004 -
I'd like to learn about the Japanese film industry in the early 60s. Are there books or websites that talk about it? Google - as far as I know how to use it - hasn't given me what I want: a good history of the mentality behind the "Godzilla" movies. I want to know about the people who made the "Gojira" movies.
posted by interrobang
on Mar 18, 2004 -