Tekkonkinkreet

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Tekkonkinkreet

(Tekkon kinkreet)

by Michael Arias

Japan

 

Animation

 
Amer Béton

Director: Michael Arias

Co-director: Ando Hiroaki

Script: Anthony Weintraub adapted from Taiyo Matsumoto's manga

Editing: Takemiya M.

Music: Plaid

Art Director: Kimura Shinji

Animation Director: Nishimi Shojiro

Cast: Ninomiya K., Aoi Yu, Iseya Uke, Kudo Kankuro, Tanaka Min

Production: Aniplex, Asmik Ace, Shogakukan Inc., Beyond C., Tokyo MX

Distribution:
Rezo Films
3/5 rue de Metz
75010 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.42.46.46.30
Fax: 0033 1.42.46.40.82
Mail: infosrezo@rezofilms.com
www.rezofilms.com

Year: 2006

Screening: 2009

35 mm, Colour, 111 min, 
OV Japanese with French Subtitles

Berlin and Tokyo Film Festivals

White and Black are two orphans who,strike terror in the streets of Takara, the 'treasure' city. These two kids nicknamed 'Cats' for their agility are racketeers bandits, yakuzas and religious fanatics. Yet they are quite different. Black is a harsh fanatic whereas White is innocent and dreamy. Everything changes when a powerful yakuza decides to eliminate them and shape the city in his own way. However, the worse danger for the two brothers might be the inner devil threatening to crush their souls.

Tekkonkinkreet is the adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's manga Tekkon kinkreet.

This is the first American animation feature film in Japan. It deals with brotherhood, lost love and human kindness in a modern corrupted society. This harsh elegy of our ever-changing times is also a visual achievement, and a story which echoes in every one. The title, a pun on Japanese words for 'concrete', 'steel' and 'muscle', brings evocative visions of steel and concrete cities fighting against the power of imagination.

 
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