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ROBINSON'S GARDEN



 
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Independent filmmaker Masashi Yamamota, known for his edgy dramas that capture the restless spirit of Japanese youth, appropriates The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and transplants it to present-day Tokyo. The story begins when Kumi discovers mysterious ruins on the outskirts of the city. Now overgrown, the haunting atmosphere of "the garden" draws her in, consuming her with its beauty, color, and fantasy. Just like Crusoe on his deserted island, Kumi is lost and isolated in Robinson's Garden. Shot by Tom DiCillo, director of Living in Oblivion and Jim Jarmusch's frequent cinematographer. "Robinson's Garden is a true original...funny, unpredictable, quixotic magic" (Nigel Andrews, Financial Times). In Japanese with English subtitles.

Masashi Yamamoto---Japan---1987---119 mins.