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.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Kūki Ningyō
Premiere date
May 14, 2009
Release date
September 26, 2009
Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Written by
Hirokazu Kore-eda (screenplay)
Yoshiie Goda (manga)
116 min.
Eiren rating
R15+ (Restricted to 15 and over)
Distributed by
Asmik Ace Entertainment
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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.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Doona Bae Doona Bae Nozomi
Arata Iura Arata Iura Junichi
Itsuji Itao Itsuji Itao Hideo
Joe Odagiri Joe Odagiri Air Doll Maker
Sumiko Fuji Sumiko Fuji Widow
No photo available Sei Ando
tasuku-emoto Tasuku Emoto Peep-tom student
Mari Hoshino Mari Hoshino Apple woman
Ryo Iwamatsu Ryo Iwamatsu Owner of video rental shop
Tomomi Maruyama Tomomi Maruyama Moe's father
No photo available Miu Naraki Moe
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi Ex-substitute teacher
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima Policeman
Kimiko Yo Kimiko Yo Receptionist

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Last Updated 20 Dec 2014 at 09:16