#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn. Hana, the transvestite with delusions of being a mother, convinces the others to keep it overnight. The next day, using a key found with the baby, they start tracking down the parents, with many adventures along the way.
Plot: During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the city to find its parents.
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This is a Christmas story told from a different perspective, that is strangely familiar. The story revolves around 3 homeless people (a middle aged man name Gin, a homosexual cross-dresser name Hana, and a teenage girl named Miyuki) who discover a newborn baby in the garbage. The events follow the three as they decided what to do with the baby, trying to find the parents, dealing with their own pasts,etc (Christmas seems to be an introspective time – along with all holidays). After the first 30 minutes of the movie, everything becomes strangely predictable yet still moving and meaningful. The movie is laced with “coincidences” and tons of Christmas references. It touches on numerous subjects including family, guilt, redemption,etc. Satoshi Kon delivers another beautiful looking movie with a humanistic storyline. And in true Satoshi Kon fashion adds a touch of the bizarre to shake up the traditional story. This movie will be added to my Christmas holiday viewing list, which gets me into the XMAS spirit.
A little bit more than entertainment. But just a little.
This was quite an amazing movie. The story kept twisting around while never being confusing, and stayed surprising till the very end. While childish in many ways it touched on quite adult issues in others. Homelessness and the various reasons for it, Japanese healthcare, Yakuza, Immigrants, Drugs, Violence in its many facettes and, as always in Satoshi Kons movies till now, the human psyche. While many of those issues are only touched briefly (including psychology), it seems like the director wanted to show a crossover through society. Thus the movie is quite packed, and thus the movie is quite entertaining to say the least. Strangely enough though, no sex whatsoever.
The characters were unique in their own way and believable on the stage the movie provided. The character animation was OK. We’ve all seen better, but with this movie that’s hardly the point. Satoshi Kon definitely overused the deus ex machina in this one, but then again he always does (altough I still have to see Paranoia Agent), so I was expecting it. Plus he always does it in such unpretentious ways that I can simply enjoy it. So what? Coincidences DO happen. Especially on Christmas. ^^ I wouldn’t want to exchange the end of this movie for anything more believable, its just to… fitting.
In short I could find nothing wrong with this movie. While it didn’t get me thinking, it certainly entertained me from start to finish. Well… I didn’t care for the dancing skyscrapers.
One other thing though. I’m utterly sick of hearing comparisons to Miyazaki. It’s like fanboys comparing every Fantasymovie or book with LotR. Seriously, HOW, can anyone compare this movie, or even more, something like Perfect Blue with Totoro, Chihiro or Laputa? What mindbending techniques are necessary to accomplish this task, I ask you? Comparing Miyazaki with Kon is like comparing Spielberg with del Toro. They just make different kinds of movies. Miyazaki and Kon are both terribly talented Directors and writers, they both make brilliant movies and they both happen to work in Japan. The End
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (USA), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (UK), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Canada)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Director Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya(co-director)
Writer Satoshi Kon (screenplay), Satoshi Kon (story), Keiko Nobumoto (screenplay)
Actors Tôru Emori, Aya Okamoto, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Shôzô Îzuka
Awards 8 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Mad House Company Ltd.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Film Length 2,513 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)