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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

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

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.

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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