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I just happened to watch "Tokyo Eyes", a French-Japanese coproduction that was also nominated at the Cannes Film festival in 1998. Has anyone seen that movie already? A lovely Hinano Yoshikawa starring with Shinji Takeda and Beat Takeshi in a very small role. I wouldn't call it a thriller as some of the reviews below do, but it certainly had a melodramatic touch.

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http://www.viz.com/tokyoeyes/introduction.html

http://www.offoffoff.com/film/2001/tokyoeyes.php3

http://www.hydrophyte.com/music/shinji/tokyoeyes/ (Japanese)

http://www.dem.de/entertainment/kino/1105/110526.html (German)
 

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I liked that^__^ It was on German TV , too, for the 1st time a few weeks ago I wanted to watch again, but (as usual-.-) I missed it... very nice movie^^
(I think Hinano Yoshikawa is very beautiful!!)
 
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Her appearance is very angelic and child-like, she's certainly a beauty!
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Great film, but unfortunately it does lack the magic that makes it a good film. www.midnighteye.com is probably the best place to go check out information on popular Japanese films

I would have to say that the film does not really have a Japanese feel to it despite being filmed over there. I think right now the Japanese are making the best films out there in the world. The thing that makes Japanese films wonderful are the beautiful scenes with startling cinematography and characters one can relate to. The knowledge and presentation of Japanese culture plays a large part in this. For me, Tokyo Eyes lacked this, which I think is due to it being helmed by a French director, but I only feel that way because I've seen quite a lot of modern Japanese films that I totally love (I highly recommend Shunji Iwai's "Love Letter" for melodrama/love, Takeshi Kitano's "Kids Return" for drama/comedy and Ryuhei Kitamura's "Versus" for unadulterated zombie ultra violence. You also couldn't go wrong with films by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shohei Imamura and Katsuyuki Motohiro!)
 

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I've seen it too....
Can anybody help me figuring out, if the boy survived???
Everytime I watch Tokyo Eyes I get confused with this question again...

And for all Germans...
http://www.japanlink.de/php/tv.php4

here you will find japaness programs on german TV...
But I do still miss the best ^^
 

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i've watche it too..
it's not easy to understand the film...
but the gal is beautiful :)

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Well, I am a girl, so I looked more for the boy.... ^_~
But I feel happy to see, that I am not the only one wondering about the end....
 
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