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Air Doll (2009)

Kûki ningyô (original title)
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A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Yoshiie Goda (manga), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Nozomi
Arata Iura ... Junichi (as Arata)
Itsuji Itao ... Hideo
Joe Odagiri ... Air Doll Maker
Sumiko Fuji Sumiko Fuji ... Widow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Andô Sei Andô
Tasuku Emoto ... Peep-tom Student
Mari Hayashida Mari Hayashida
Mari Hoshino Mari Hoshino ... Apple Woman
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Owner of Video Rental Shop
Tomomi Maruyama ... Moe's father
Miu Naraki Miu Naraki ... Moe
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi ... Ex-substitute Teacher
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Policeman
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Storyline

A sex doll who is both a sexual companion and the recipient of her owner's all-around affection comes to life and becomes self aware. She begins to experience and experiment with life and has so many questions including many when she coincidentally walks into a video store and is hired by the shorthanded manager. She begins to experience and query birth, life and death. In the meantime, her owner is taking his time cluing in to his doll roaming around the city and having a life. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 September 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Doll See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,130,635
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The huge watch on the air doll's left wrist always points to the same time: 3 o'clock. See more »

Quotes

Nozomi: It seems life is constructed in a way that no one can fulfill it alone.
Nozomi: Just as it's not enough for flowers to have pistils and stamens, an insect or a breeze must introduce a pistil to a stamen...
Nozomi: Life contains its own absence, which only an other can fulfill...
Nozomi: It seems the world is the summation of others and yet, we neither know nor are told that we will fulfill each other...
Nozomi: We lead our scattered lives, perfectly unaware of each other...
Nozomi: Or at times, allowed to find the other's presence ...
[...]
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Wow fell in love
8 October 2019 | by isaihsigmundSee all my reviews

This came on streaming and I took a chance.. normally not into Japanese movies or foreign imports but the babe looked gorgeous and she was gorgeous. The main actress has the finest set of legs my eyes have ever had the pleasure of ogling. This babe is a babe. If all Japanese women are so fine and their legs are so shapely I AM IN!


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