Air Doll

Original title: Kûki ningyô
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Doona Bae, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao
Country: Japan
Year of production: 2009
Length (min): 116
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Fortissimo Films
Section: Profile: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sponsors: Česko-japonská společnost

Hideo is a middle-aged man without any friends. His only companion is Nozomi, a life-size blow-up doll. One day, Nozomi finds out she has a heart and has become a human being. She slowly starts exploring the world outside, completely unknown to her until now. However, she discovers really fast how much pain and confusion a heart can cause. This tragicomic drama with fantasy elements is loosely inspired by a popular Japanese manga by Yoshiie Gōda.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

The films of the today's best-known Japanese director are characteristic for their humanism, compassion and understanding. His films have enjoyed success at festivals worldwide. In 2009, Air Doll competed in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes.

With support

Česko-japonská společnost

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