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Japan 2002

Colour

Japanese with
English subtitles

Enhanced for widescreen TVs

Dolby Digital 2.0

113 minutes

ART259DVD

SPECIAL FEATURES

Takeshi Kitano interview

Stills gallery

Cast and Crew filmography

Theatrical trailer

Dolls
The Film Director Credits Cast Press Quotes Images

PRESS

'Undoubtedly a genius... Kitano’s visions explode with emotional power'
- LES INROCKUPTIBLES

'A thunderbolt of contemporary cinema'
- LE MONDE

'Kitano's sparest and most painterly film yet, characterized by emotional rather than physical violence'
- VILLAGE VOICE

'...ravishingly beautiful... combination of realism and extreme artifice...'
- HERALD TRIBUNE

'Kitano is back in form with this three-part love story'
- Geoffrey Macnab, THE INDEPENDENT

'Kitano's purest exercise in aesthetic experimentation...'
- Tom Charity, TIME OUT

'...extraordinary new film...'
'...the sense of aesthetic adventure is palpable...'
- Tony Rayns, LONDON FILM FESTIVAL PROGAMME 2002

'A triptych of forlorn love stories... visually it's SPELLBINDING and ENTIRELY ORIGINAL'
- Tom Charity, TIME OUT

'...the film draws on bunraku puppet theatre conventions and Takeshi Kitano's own painting aesthetic to create a series of heavily stylised, often staggering beautiful tableaux'
'A true original'
- TIME OUT, LFF Supplement

'...Takeshi Kitano's ravishing Dolls substitues the director's characterstic eruptive violence with placid but equally emotional betrayal'
- Nicole Armour, FILM COMMENT (Toronto Film Festival)