Release date:December 10, 2004
(NY, LA)

Studio:Palm Pictures

Director:Takeshi Kitano

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Miho Hanno, Hdetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Chieko Matsubara

Genre:Drama, Romance

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Plot Summary:

Matsumoto and Sawako were once a happy couple that seemed destined for marriage. But the age-old pressures of meddling parents and success forced the young man to make a tragic choice. She now wanders around in a mindless daze, bound safely to Matsumoto by a long red cord. To curious eyes, they roam aimlessly. But Matsumoto and Sawako are on a journey in search of something they have forgotten. A journey that will cover the four seasons... Hiro is an aging yakuza boss. Although surrounded by respect and affluence, Hiro is alone and his health is failing. Thirty years ago, he was a poor factory worker with a loving girlfriend who brought him lunch in the park. But he abandoned her to search for his dreams of making it big. Now, 30 years later, he is drawn back to the park where they used to meet... Haruna Yamaguchi spends a lot of time on an isolated beach, looking at the sea. Her beautiful face is half-covered in bandages. Not long ago, before the accident, Haruna was a successful pop star who lived alone in a glamorous world of TV shows and autograph sessions. Millions adored her, longed to be close to her. Nukui is probably her most devoted fan. He has come today to prove it... Three contemporary stories inspired by the everlasting emotions expressed by the precious dolls of Bunraku theater. Three stories delicately intertwined by the beauty of sadness. Three stories of undying love.

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