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Millennium Actress, 2001

Millennium Actress
Starring: Miyoko Shoji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shozo Iizuka
Directed by: Satoshi Kon
Written by: Sadayuki Murai
Language:  Japanese
Country:  Japan, South Korea
Runtime:  87 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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Millennium Actress can be described as contemplative, stylized, and gloomy. The plot revolves around the life of an actor, being haunted by the past, and themes of unfulfillment. The main genres are drama, foreign, and animation. In terms of style, Millennium Actress is a film in a film. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. Millennium Actress is located in Japan. It takes place in the 20th century. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed and an award winner.

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Millennium Actress (2001)
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The creative love child of anime director Satoshi Kon and screenwriter Sadayuki Mura (PERFECT BLUE),... more

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Language: Japanese
Country: Japan, South Korea
Release date: 14 September 2002
Runtime: 87 min

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Miyoko Shoji Miyoko Shoji As Chiyoko Fujiwara
Mami Koyama Mami Koyama As Chiyoko Fujiwara
Fumiko Orikasa Fumiko Orikasa As Chiyoko Fujiwara
Shozo Iizuka Shozo Iizuka As Genya Tachibana
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Los Angeles Times
Millennium Actress fascinatingly goes where films have not often gone before.
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To watch Millennium Actress is to witness one cinematic medium celebrating another, an expression of movie love that is wonderfully eccentric and deeply affecting.
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I found this film to be a stunning cinematic experience on many levels. Other reviews here summarize the plot sufficiently — but I've never seen a film that so intricately weaves so many layers of plot, character, and emotion together as carefully...
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