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Talking Head (1992)

A revered director with an obscure style, Rei Maruwa, has gone missing during the production of his latest animated feature, Talking Head. With the deadline approaching and next to no ... See full summary »

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Takashi Matsuyama ...
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Eri Mayama ...
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Zenchû Mitsui ...
Hanta (voice)
Shô Nobushi ...
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A revered director with an obscure style, Rei Maruwa, has gone missing during the production of his latest animated feature, Talking Head. With the deadline approaching and next to no progress made, the producer calls in a "shadow director" with the ability to mimic any director's style. Arriving at the studio, he begins meeting with the eccentric crew members in order to understand the project, but soon they begin dying in the same order that he met up with them.

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23 November 2003 | by (Modena, Italy) – See all my reviews

Weird, surreal, funny and at the same time creepy. Some may find it boring, but Talking Head provides lots of "brain food" about motion pictures in general, while retaining a surreal haze around itself.

Anime - and Oshii - fans will find lots of sequences that has been reused in later productions, like Avalon. And after watching this, some Hideaki Anno's Evangelion scenes suddenly doesn't seem that groundbreaking anymore.

If you are an anime fan and can tolerate a lot of weirdness, it's definitely a must. Just don't expect anything to make *real* sense.


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