Tony Takitani (2005)

Tony Takitani
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 15mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords article, marriage, obsession
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Issey Ogata Actor Tony Takitani 1 1000001
Rie Miyazawa Actor Eiko Konuma 1 1000002
Ryuichi Sakamoto Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ichida Yoshikazu Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tomoo Sanjo Editor n/a 172 7000001
Takahashi Shimako Set Decorator Decorator 165 9000002
Hujii Makiko Hair Stylist Stylist 120799 13000002
Yasuo Hashimoto Sound Mixer Mixer 230 14000002
Yasuo Hashimoto Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Hisamichi Yuki Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Taishi Hirokawa Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Hirao Shun Hair Stylist Stylist 120799 13000001
Haruki Murakami Source Material (from short story: "Tony Takitani") 120786 4000002
Jun Ichikawa Director n/a 2 2000001
Hidetoshi Nishijima Actor Narrator 1 1000004
Takahumi Shinohara Actor Young Tony Takitani 1 1000003
Motoki Ishida Producer n/a 3 3000001
Keiko Yonezawa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jun Ichikawa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michio Koshikawa Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Shinsuke Higuchi Assistant Producer n/a 403 3000003
Kondo Machiko Script Supervisor Scripter 191 5000001
Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Being alone was normal since his mother died young and his father was always away with his jazz band. At school he studied art, but while his sketches were accurate and detailed they lacked feeling. Used to being self-sufficient, Tony seemed to find emotions illogical and immature. After finding his true vocation as a technical illustrator, he becomes fascinated by Eiko whom he marries. His life changes, he feels vibrantly alive and for the first time, he understands and fears loneliness. But Eiko has one big problem, an all-consuming obsession for designer clothes. Overwhelmed by the ever-increasing grip of her fixation she buys more and more outfits. Tony begins to worry. When he asks her to resist her compulsions, the consequences are tragic. Alone again, Tony sits in his wife's closet gazing at her treasured couture pieces, the whispering ghosts of her soul. Finally, Tony places an ad in the paper searching for a woman who fits her measurements perfectly.