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Tokyo-Ga

1985
Documentary
1h 32m
Moved by the work of director Yasujiro Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in his films. (imdb)
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Tokyo-Ga

1985
Documentary
1h 32m
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Rated 09 Jul 2011
62
47th
A must see for Ozu fans, a sort of documentary/film travel diary. Consists of a lot of footage of then contemporary Tokyo, and clips from Tokyo Story. Also an interview with Chishu Ryu. The must see portion though is the interview with Ozu's long time camera man. He gives wonderful insights into how the master worked and thought.
Rated 29 Apr 2016
82
67th
Half Tokyo doc, half Ozu doc, it starts off a bit slow with Wenders feeling like a knock off Herzog, but it quickly gathers steam and for the rest of the running time it has some nice interviews and insights into Ozu and his work and a little bit of meditations about life in general.
Rated 23 Nov 2013
83
58th
Wim Wenders wanders around 1980s Tokyo. It's great to hear his observations of the place filtered through his love for Ozu.
Rated 10 Mar 2010
80
84th
Better than average film about "modern" day Tokyo in contrast to the idyllic Tokyo from Yasujiro Ozu's films. There are times when the documentary strays from the subject matter into bizarre detours into a prop food factory and a golf stadium. Wenders also sounds a bit too monotone at times which reminds you of his German new wave compatriot Herzog. For fans of Ozu's work this can't be missed.
Rated 23 Apr 2017
75
69th
yetişkinler için gezelim görelim modunda bir filmin bu derece izlemesi keyifli olmasını hem wenders'e hem tutkuya hem de japonya'ya borçluyuz sanırım.
Rated 09 Feb 2016
4
74th
A personalized travelogue and digressive essay about modernity in Tokyo. About mass transit, and imitation food displays, and skyscraper driving ranges, and pachinko machines, and Werner Herzog waxing poetic about cultural documents, and how all of these things relate to the lost world of Yasujiro Ozu. It's a beautiful city symphony, perhaps a little monotone, but really fascinating.
Rated 12 Feb 2021
48
38th
Besides the interviews with Ryu and Atsuta, it doesn't offer much. Maybe some insights into Wenders' mind. But his monologues about reality and representation are mostly very naive, particularly considering (for example, but not only) the french new wave or Debord's contributions to cinema.
Rated 04 May 2024
7
60th
wenders' sans soleil. not as exquisite.

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