The Watching Hour: Tokyo Godfathers
Japan, 2003, 92 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Animated, Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
35mm presentation - This animated tale tells the unlikely story of three misfit roommates -- Gin (a former professional cyclist), Hana (a transvestite) and Miyuki (a young runaway) -- who find an abandoned baby in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. The wacky group then heads to the big city in search of the baby's parents and must endure a slew of happy people enjoying the season along the way, resulting in a rude awakening for each of the loners.
DIRECTOR: Satoshi Kon
Principal Cast: Toru Emori, Aya Okamoto, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Shôzô Îzuka, Seizô Katô, Hiroya Ishimaru, Ryuji Saikachi, Yusaku Yara, Kyôko Terase, Mamiko Noto, Akio Ôtsuka
US Distributor: Columbia Pictures