Millennium Actress

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Millennium Actress Review


Anime has never exactly been known for presenting cohesive, logical stories. Millennium Actress, from the director of the controversial and much-maligned Perfect Blue, is exactly what we expect -- sans the robots and characters with blue hair. The story is something Jessica Tandy might have made in live action, about an elderly, retired, and reclusive actress who relives her past after a documentary crew comes calling. It seems that have discovered the key -- a real, brass key -- to unlocking the secrets of her past, which takes them right into her earlier movies, whether she's a medieval geisha or a space traveler, a teen or a middle-aged woman. Reality and fiction blend into one mysterious movie that fails in one critical component: We are never made to care about the main character.

Aka Sennen joyu.



Millennium Actress

Facts and Figures

Run time: 87 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 14th September 2002

Distributed by: Go Fish Pictures

Production compaines: Bandai Visual Company, Chiyoko Commitee, Genco, Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Mad House, WoWow

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 47 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Chiyoko Fujiwara, Masamichi Sato as Genya Tachibana, as Kyōji Ida, Shoko Tsuda as Eiko Shimao, Hirotaka Suzuoki as Junichi Ōtaki, Kouichi Yamadera as Kagi no Kimi, Masane Tsukayama as Kizu no Otoko, Tomie Kataoka as Mino, Hisako Kyouda as Chiyoko no Haha, Kan Tokumaru as Ginei Senmu, Kazuyo Aoki as Housemaid

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