animated movie Millennium Actress © Genco / The Klock Worx Company
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Millennium Actress

Filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his cameraman Kyoji Ida journey to interview the legendary, reclusive actress Chiyoko Fujiwara in her mountain villa. Genya has also come to return a key belonging to Chiyoko which he found many years ago. She is very gratified to see it and explains it is "the key to everything." She tells them the tale of her life and the tale spins wide, and becomes interwoven with all the movies she has ever made. It is the story of one woman who is willing to do anything to find that one great lost love.

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Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed this movie, but not quite enough to give it three-and-a-half stars. The additional half-star is because, as you'll notice if you...
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Wonderfully moving and breath-takingly told. I saw this one in a dinky theater around midnight and automatically fell in love with the main protangonist Chiyoko Fujiwara. Such an...
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I had heard little about this movie apart from the fact that there's was a possible Oscar buzz growing around it in regard to this year's nominations. Millennium Actress is a...
Created by: Genco, The Klock Worx Company
Language: English subtitled / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Title: Sennen joyu (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Miyoko Sh˘ji ... Chiyoko Fujiwara (70's)
Mami Koyama ... Chiyoko Fujiwara (20-40's)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Chiyoko Fujiwara (10-20's)
Sh˘z˘ ╬zuka ... Genya Tachibana
Masaya Onosaka ... Kyoji Ida
Shouko Tsuda ... Eiko Shimao
Masatane Tsukayama ... The Man with the Scar
K˘ichi Yamadera ... The Man of the Key
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Junichi Ootaki
Hisako Ky˘da ... Mother
Directed by: Satoshi Kon
Produced by: Taro Maki
Musical Score by: Susumu Hirasawa
Writing Credits: Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai
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