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Tokyo Godfathers Rated 12A

Tokyo Godfathers

Dir. Kon Satoshi. Japan, 2004. 1h 28m. Japanese/subs. Starring Aya Okamoto, Tory Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki.

During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, a ragtag homeless trio discovers an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage for food. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the city to try and reunite the child with its parents. A funny and poignant tale of family which has become an unconventional animated Christmas classic.

‘For all its echoes of Frank Capra and Charlie Chaplin (as well as Ford), the movie is also a love letter to modern Tokyo, whose alleyways and skyscrapers are drafted with flawless precision and tinted with tenderness and warmth.’ Dana Stevens, The New York Times

‘With its masterful grasp of comedy, pathos, social commentary and mystical weirdness, Tokyo Godfathers takes anime to a whole new level.’ Ken Eisner, Variety

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