A map of the sounds of Tokyo

A map of the sounds of Tokyo

           A map of the sounds of Tokyo
               Genre: Drama
               Contract killer, love relationship, Tokyo, suicide, Cannes 2009
  When it comes to feelings, in extreme situations, it is the Spanish director Isabel Coixet on top form. After My Life Without Me and The Secret Life of Words / The Secret Life of Words is her with her new film again succeeded in creating a masterpiece – a sparkling gem, in which break the complex inner worlds of five people. A map of the sounds of Tokyo is the story of the fragile-beautiful Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi of the Japan-only episode of Babel). The young woman leads a double life – but none that would serve the cliche of the secret whore. Ryu worked at night at the fish market and take orders during the day as a professional killer. Why the silent loner lives so we do not know. The only certainty is that they will one day bring the Spanish wine merchant David (Sergi Lopez) to the track. The had a relationship with Midori, the young daughter of an influential CEOs. Midori suffering so in this love, that she kills herself and leaves a heartbroken father. The David is to blame for the death of his daughter and demands revenge. For the killer Ryu is the wine merchants also not a simple case. She discovers in him a kindred spirit with him and spends the night without firing the gun. Ideally she would now return the order. But their donors remain hard. So far set the framework for action, which, with its thriller bonds the film gives a solid framework, so to speak, the outer structure of a piece with his sentence consequences. It can now develop the different voices freely and tell their stories inside. The act of sensuality as well as of sadness, of love of life as well as by a longing for death. Each of the characters – are added or a sound engineer Ryu platonic friends, and the assistant to the CEOs, who was hopelessly in love with his daughter – controls at their own emotional world, each of which is marked by a different extreme life situation. Together they form an associative tapestry of sound. That A Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, a musical film is structured, it has only been out of the title. And of course, Isabel Coixet has been with the sounds and music, this time a great deal of trouble. The soundtrack plays in addition to the two protagonists of the third lead. They commented on and is counterpoint, is ahead of events and pauses to in most pensive songs express what remains unspoken. For, among many others what can be said of Coixet’s film, he is also a sensitive study of the silence. In this way remain so many riddles as necessary to tell the story not to a shallow love story or a gimmicky Gangster Story. Isabel Coixet solves the balancing act between too much mystery and too much food psychology elegant by leaving tell the story from the off – with the figure of the sound engineer. The is not an omniscient narrator, but is many issues with which the viewer sees also faced – without a quick answer to have. With its sophisticated color aesthetic homage to the city of Tokyo succeeds Isabel Coixet a remarkable balance between melancholy and pleasure. Especially if the lonely protagonists roam the city, brings back memories of Lost in Translation. The director is careful not intrusive but before quotations, but creates her very own picture of the lights of a city. The sparkle so beautiful that you want to stay smooth. (Peter Gutting)
  Title: A Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Original Title: Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Country of production: , Spain Year of Production: 2009 ( #) Length: 109 (Min.) Distribution: Alamode Film Distribution

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