Trailer for Gondry's, Carax's, and Joon-ho's Tokyo Triptych
by Alex Billington
February 4, 2009
The official trailer for Michel Gondry's, Leos Carax's, and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's triptych film Tokyo! has debuted. It has taken a long time for this film to hit theaters and there's a reason for that - it's not all that great. Well, the first and last segments (by Michel Gondry and Bong Joon-ho) are pretty good, but the one in the middle is just shit. Literally, the title of the middle segment is "Merde", which means "shit" in French. And realistically, that segment is pretty damn bad, despite the rather interesting concept involving a freaky guy who lives in the sewers of Tokyo. Either way, check out this trailer.
Watch the first full trailer for Tokyo! via YouTube:
You can also watch the Tokyo! trailer in High Definition on Apple
Tokyo! is comprised of three segments that are written and directed by Michel Gondry (Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind), Leos Carax (The Lovers on the Bridge), and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) individually. They were invited to come and shoot in the city of Tokyo by the government in order to show the world what it is like. After playing at numerous film festivals, Liberation Entertainment is finally bringing Tokyo! to theaters in New York starting on March 6th and Los Angeles starting on March 20th.
Ironmonging on Feb 4, 2009
Does anyone know what song that is in the trailer?
Dutch on Feb 4, 2009
Don't know the name of the song but the band is called Tokyo Police Club
Platti J on Feb 4, 2009
Looks weird/weird. Good weird.
Crapola on Feb 4, 2009
finally some new gondry! awesome trailer.
real talk on Feb 4, 2009
There's no way the movie can satisfy after that trailer.
Ironmonging on Feb 4, 2009
Song is "Be Good" by Tokyo Police Club off an album called "A Lesson in Crime" Great band - saw them open for Weezer a few months ago.
IA on Feb 4, 2009
The song is Be Good by Tokyo Police Club.
Nick on Feb 4, 2009
kinda weird. i like it
darrin on Feb 4, 2009
Wow, extremely strange. I'm interested
Scott McHenry on Feb 4, 2009
that was freaky. not sure if i'd really want to go see that.
dave13 on Feb 4, 2009
holy fucking shit that looks awesome. whats the music in the trailer?
Adam on Feb 4, 2009
kedi on Feb 4, 2009
idk why but i think i like it... lol xD
natre on Feb 5, 2009
Really can't wait for this, when this was covered on this site (About a year ago) I was really looking forward to it. And this trailer makes me want to see it EVEN more.
Noddy on Feb 5, 2009
I'll see it for Bong Joon-ho!! 😀
SillySil on Feb 5, 2009
I think everyone posting here is giving this way too much appeal. This looks like it will be quite boring and lame. Not interested at all.
Conrad on Feb 5, 2009
I've seen the film in the cinemas last year. It was quite nice. It's three short films obviously and they don't relate to each other at all, in my opinion. Even though I'm a fan of Gondry's work, I didn't think that he did anything spectacular this time. Carax's Mierde was quite funny but I personally liked Bong's Otaku(can't remember the proper term mentioned in the movie) love story. My advice, don't get high hopes, but it's worthwhile.
Jonathan on Feb 6, 2009
After living in Japan for 5 months (though not in Tokyo) I want to see this film solely to see if it's even accurate at all...most films dealing with Japan are just....wrong.
Stacia on Feb 6, 2009
I don't even know what the three "scenes" are about, but I think I'll keep it that way. I don't understand how anyone thought this was a good idea.
Case on Feb 9, 2009
Awesome... This comes out on the same day as Watchmen in NY. I might just watch them both. 🙂
Aequitas on Feb 9, 2009
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