Tokyo Godfathers

Dir: Satoshi Kon
Cast: Toru Emori, Aya Okamoto
93mins   2003   Japan   12A   Japanese    Subtitled   

Part of Depot's Festive Programme

Introduced by Depot's Marketing Manager Bob Prosser

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people's lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with the seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

'... a sweet fable of decency amid the down and out, also has echoes of Chaplin and Capra' - A.O. Scott, New York Times

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Tue 19 December