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Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

Summary: A movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most famous star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who has been a recluse since she left acting some 30 years ago. Tachibana delivers a key to her, and it causes her to reflect on her career; as she's telling the story, Tachibana and his long-suffering cameraman are drawn in. The key was given to her as a teenager by a painter and revolutionary that she helped to escape the police. She becomes an actress because it will make it possible to track him down, and she spends the next several decades acting out that search in various genres and eras.
Runtime: 87 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, violence and brief mild language.
Production: Bandai Visual Company
Genres: Drama, Romance, Animation
Countries: South Korea, Japan
Language: Japanese
Home Release Date: Oct 28, 2003
Director Credit
Satoshi Kon Director
Writer Credit
Sadayuki Murai Writer
Satoshi Kon Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Miyoko Shôji Chiyoko Fujiwara (70's)
Cast Credit
Fumiko Orikasa Chiyoko Fujiwara (10-20's)
Hirotaka Suzuoki Junichi Ootaki
Hisako Kyôda Mother
Kan Tokumaru Senior Manager Of Ginei
Kôichi Yamadera The Man Of The Key
Mami Koyama Chiyoko Fujiwara (20-40's)
Masamichi Sato Young Genya
Masane Tsukayama The Man With The Scar
Masaya Onosaka Kyoji Ida
Matt Devereaux The Man With The Scar
Shouko Tsuda Eiko Shimao
Shôzô Îzuka Genya Tachibana
Stephen Bent Junichi Otaki
Tomie Kataoka Mino
Producer Credit
Taro Maki Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: