Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Film Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon, 2003)

I saw this Japanese anime film about three homeless people in Tokyo, a runaway young woman, a transvestite, and a drunkard, who find an abandoned baby. This film is their adventure of trying to find the parents. It is a modern retelling, albeit without the strong religious allegory, of the classic John Wayne film, John Ford's 1948 Three Godfathers, with outlaw cowboys pledging to a dying woman that they will rescue her baby. I enjoyed it, but my favorite anime continues to be Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 film Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi )

Links of interest:

  • imdb (Internet Movie Database) film entry
  • Tokyo Godfathers official film website
  • Wikipedia entry about anime, a Japanese animation style often directly influenced by "manga" comic strips


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