Enchanting animated film, based on the magical realist stories of Haruki Murakami, about the lives of various Tokyo residents after the 2011 earthquake.
A young woman is allowed to make a wish. A chatty frog teams up with a shy accountant to save Tokyo. And a melancholic man suddenly has to travel to deliver a mysterious box. His wife has just left him and his cat has been lost. Dreams seep into reality. Murakami is one of the most beloved authors of contemporary world literature. His main characters are looking for their place in the world, for lost loves and the meaning of life.
And rarely does that happen more compelling, exciting and fascinating than in his stories. In his universe, reality and fantasy merge completely naturally. There are wonderful playful philosophical musings. Cats run away. Jazz stands up. A giant worm causes earthquakes. Pasta is cooked and the auricles of women continue to fascinate.
Composer/director Pierre Földes realized that this magical-realistic world lends itself perfectly to animation. He wrote a screenplay himself in which he weaves six of Murakami's stories into one whole and came up with a completely unique visual style completely tailored to Murakami's world of ideas. To which the writer then gave his very rare consent. Földes created a small elegant miracle. The film breathes Murakami; in images, music, rhythm and tone. Never before has a film so perfectly struck the balance between existentialism and irony and that touch of absurdity so characteristic of this writer.
This film is English spoken.