July 17, 2011
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Film past event

2010. 103 min. 35 mm, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Yutaka Yamazaki. With Makiko Watanabe, Sakura Ando, Sola Aoi, Arata, Renjo Ishibashi, Miyako Yamaguchi.

“A taught and forgiving drama that makes loving an armless, headless, legless torso make sense.” – Nicolas Vroman, Hot Splice

The latest pump-up of the blow-up doll subgenre (Lars and the Real Girl, Air Doll) comes as a bit of a discreet boom. The directing debut of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s D.P., Yutaka Yamazaki, Torso, as the title helpfully suggests, features… a torso: a headless plastic trunk – complete with male member – that provides a measure of comfort and pleasure, soothing the urban solitude of an otherwise normal-looking (if a little easy on the eyes) woman in Tokyo.

Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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  • Sunday, July 17, 2011
  • 4:00 pm