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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9

movie

Japan
English, Japanese, Spanish
Character-driven, Emotional, Funny
2003
Satoshi Kon
Akio Otsuka, Aya Okamoto, Hiroya Ishimaru
93 min

Synopsis

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On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo discover a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Our Take

6.9
Anass Zouheir

This is a great movie to watch on say a Sunday. The story of three homeless people who find a newborn baby while foraging through trash on Christmas eve and decide to care for the baby and track down its parents. Middle-aged Gin, aging Hana and teenage runaway Miyuki form a makeshift family haunted by its members’ past and troubled by their present. As expected, Satoshi Kon (who also directed Paprika) delivers a beautifully animated story with unique characters and unique dynamics. The result is a very humane and moving animation, not to be missed by both Kon fans and those willing to be introduced to his style.

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