Air Doll (2009)
Air Doll is a Japanese movie directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and based on a manga by Yoshiie Goda. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2009 and was released by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan on September 26, 2009.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Kūki Ningyō
- Release date
- May 14, 2009
- Distributed by
- Asmik Ace Entertainment
Region 2 DVD box (English subtitles)Label: Matchbox Films (UK)
Out: Feb 11, 2013
The film stars Korean actress Doona Bae as an air doll that comes to life. As a doll, she is kept in the retro apartment of an unassuming man named Hideo (Itsuji Itao), but over time she grows a heart of her own. One day she cheerfully fixes up her outfit and decides to enjoy a walk outside alone.
She eventually meets a video store clerk named Junichi (Arata Iura) and secretly falls in love. She hatches a plan to get a part-time job in the store alongside him, but an unexpected turn of events throws her fragile existence into turmoil. Through her subsequent journey of self-discovery, she explores what it really means to be human.
|Joe Odagiri||Air Doll Maker|
|Tasuku Emoto||Peep-tom student|
|Mari Hoshino||Apple woman|
|Ryo Iwamatsu||Owner of video rental shop|
|Tomomi Maruyama||Moe's father|
|Masaya Takahashi||Ex-substitute teacher|
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Trailer (Japanese)Added 5 years ago