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- Movie: Air Doll
- Romaji: Kuuki Ningyou
- Japanese: 空気人形
- Korean: 공기인형 (Konggi Inhyeong)
- Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
- Writer: Yoshiie Goda (manga)
- Producer: Toshiro Uratani
- Cinematographer: Pin Bing Lee
- World Premiere: May 14, 2009 (Cannes Film Festival)
- Release Date: September 26, 2009
- Runtime: 116 Min.
- Distributor: Asmik Ace Entertainment
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
An "air doll" (played by Bae Doo-Na) suddenly develops human feelings one day. Without her owner knowing, the air doll decides to walk around town. She then falls in love with Junichi, whom she spots while walking the aisles of a video rental store. She then starts to date Junichi and eventually works at the video shop. Everything seems to be going perfect for the air doll until something unexpected happens to her.
- Based on Yoshiie Goda's manga "The Pneumatic Figure of a Girl".
- Hirokazu Koreeda has stated that the film took 9 years from planning stages until completion.
- Filming completed late Jan. 2009.
- "Air Doll" is expected to have world its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and then its theatrical Japan release sometime in the fall of 2009.
- Fortissimo Films purchased all rights outside of Japan for "Air Doll" during the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF - March 23-25, 2009).
|Bae Doo-Na||Arata||Itsuji Itao||Ryo Iwamatsu||Tasuku Emoto|
|Nozomi||Junichi||Hideo||Owner of Video Rental Shop||Peep-tom Student|
|Joe Odagiri||Mari Hoshino||Sumiko Fuji||Susumu Terajima||Tomomi Maruyama|
|Air Doll Maker||Apple Woman||Widow||Policeman||Moe's father|
Additoinal Cast Members:
- Masaya Takahashi - Ex-substitute Teacher
- Kimiko Yo - Receptionist
- Miu Naraki - Moe
- Sei Ando
- Jyonmyon Pe
- Mari Hayashida
- Takashi Yamanaka
- Hijiri Sakurai
- Ryosuke Takei - strange man
- 2009 (62nd) Cannes Film Festival - May 13-24, 2009 - "Un Certain Regard" (World Premiere)
- 2009 (34th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 10-19, 2009 - Masters
- 2009 (28th) Vancouver International Film Festival - October 1-16, 2009 - Dragons and Tigers
- 2009 (14th) Pusan International Film Festival - October 8-16, 2009 - A Window on Asian Cinema
- 2009 (29th) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 15-25, 2009 - After Dark
- 2009 (6th) Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - October 15-30, 2009
- 2010 (39th) International Film Festival Rotterdam - January 27-Feb. 7, 2010
- 2010 (14th) Fantasia Film Festival - July 8-28, 2010 *Montreal Premiere
- 2010 (34th) Sao Paulo International Film Festival - October 22-November 4, 2010
- 2012 (18th) Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema - February 14-21, 2012 - Hommage à Kore Eda Hirokazu
'AQCC Prize: - 2010 (14th) Fantasia Film Festival - July 8-28