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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Tekkon kinkurîto (original title)
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

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(as Maikeru Ariasu)

Writers:

(screenplay), (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kuro / Itachi (voice)
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Shiro (voice)
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Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ...
Sawada (voice)
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Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya ...
Jitcha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kumichô (voice)
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Chokora (voice) (as Nao Ômori)
Yoshinori Okada ...
Banira (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa ...
Kozô (voice)
Tomoko Murakami ...
Kozô (voice)
Miyuki Ohshima ...
Kozô (voice)
Yûki Tamaki ...
Asa (voice) (as Yukiko Tamaki)
Mayumi Yamaguchi ...
Yoru (voice)
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Storyline

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis, Treasure Town. Written by Trenton Thompson {trentz985@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Tekkonkinkreet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In the scene where Black gives money to "grandpa" the yin-yang symbol changes from white on top, black on top and then again white on top. See more »

Quotes

Shiro: Ears?
Kuro: Ah, Vanilla's They could tell from the earrings.
Shiro: The gangster did it, didn't he? Hope Choco's okay.
Kuro: No way. Choco's way out of his league with Kimura. Choco's a fool, never liked him.
Shiro: Don't say that. Talking bad about people makes your heart dry up, it's true. Anyway, it's none of our business. Right, Black? Be happy, be happy.
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Crazy Credits

The seed Black and White talk about through most of the film grows into a flower during the ending credits. See more »

Connections

References Panda Zetto: The Robonimation (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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User Reviews

 
One of the best films I've seen
19 July 2007 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

A moralistic fairy tale set in modern day. Brothers Black and White are orphans and run the streets of Treasure Town, doing what Cats do best, stealing and running. The Yakuza show up and start causing concern. Leaving little Black and sort out the situation. It is unbelievable how good this film is. Nuanced interesting characters are a vehicle for a over arching moral diatribe on cities, the people in them, and how we all deal with each other. White is purity, he's naive, but has a general sense of good, which is married to his seemingly stunted educational and emotional growth. His older brother, Black, on the other hand, is smart, streetwise, good in a fight, and has lost the innocence that White still possess. And we are able to interpret events that occur during the film through both of their eyes. This film had very interesting art, childish of a sort, but designed for the sake of experimentation, and to remind us that we're in a story that is seen and narrated by children. It used a full palette of colors and symbolism to help extend the story to the viewer and it succeeded masterfully. All said, this film broke my heart in a million different beautiful ways. I loved this film, and not since Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) has a film been able to effect me so profoundly. I know I will never forget this film. When this comes out of DVD, rent it, or, if you're lucky, run to the theater and catch this before it disappears.


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