Tokyo-Ga (1985) Wim Wenders, Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Documentary

TOKYO-GA, Spanish poster art, 1985, ©Gray City

TOKYO-GA, Spanish poster art, 1985, ©Gray City

Taking a breather from the Paris, Texas shooting, Wim Wenders hopped a plane, camera in hand, to look for the Tokyo enshrined by the late Yasujiro Ozu (whose work Wenders dubs “the sacred treasure of the cinema”). What he found instead, documented in this filmic journal, was an urbanized dislocation not far from the forlorn emptiness he coached out of German and American vistas. Whether abstracting businessmen teeing off atop skyscrapers or the rigorous, artisanal craft of building a wax sandwich display, Wenders scrambles for humanity seeping through neon and steel – a humanity linked, inevitably, to the old Japan of Ozu’s films (rebellious tykes, cherry blossoms, tranquil countrysides). A far less queasy piece of hero-worship than Lightning Over Water, the picture meditates not so much on Ozu the filmmaker than on Ozu the vanishing feeling, motifs and images reconsidered in a modernized Japan circa 1983 (the trains that fill the Japanese master’s pictures with notions of inexorable movement have now become bullet expresses, gliding with smooth, ominous impersonality). Elsewhere, Wenders bumps into Werner Herzog (who bitches about having to space-travel to find pure images nowadays), Chris Marker (whose Sans Soleil would make a superb double-bill with Tokyo-Ga) and two aged Ozu stalwarts, gracious, dignified leading man Chishu Ryu and anecdotal camera operator Yuuharu Atsuta. Wenders’ eulogy for a culture alienating its own roots is built, characteristically, upon cinema’s capacity for regenerative beauty, though his links to Ozu are, if anything, more tenuous than his affinity with Nicholas Ray – Ozu’s images distill life, Wenders’ etherealize it. Cinematography by Edward Lachman.

Tokyo-Ga (1985) 3

Tokyo-Ga (1985) 2

Tokyo-Ga (1985) 1

IMDB

English | BRRip | MKV | 768×576 | AVC @ 2117 Kbps | 23.976 fps | 1.52 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:31:53 minutes | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Documentary

download free

Tokyo_Ga.part1.rar
Tokyo_Ga.part2.rar
Tokyo_Ga.part3.rar
Tokyo_Ga.part4.rar
Tokyo_Ga.part5.rar

Random posts

Thomas Harlan – Wandersplitter (2007) Christoph Hübner, Thomas Harlan, Gabriele Voss
BloodSisters (1995) Michelle Handelman, Tala Brandeis, Pat Califia, J.C. Collins
Conversation with Fritz Lang (1975) William Friedkin, Fritz Lang
American Passages (2011) Ruth Beckermann
The Paper Bridge (1987) Ruth Beckermann
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten (2013) Harun Farocki, Louisa Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch
The Nouba of the Women of Mount Chenoua AKA La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua (1979) Assia Djebbar
The Mouth of the Wolf AKA La bocca del lupo (2009) Pietro Marcello, Vincenzo Motta, Mary Monaco, Franco Leo
Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992) Ken Musen, Documentary
Playing AKA Jogo de Cena (2007) Eduardo Coutinho, Marília Pêra, Andrea Beltrão, Fernanda Torres
Romamor (1992) Françoise Michaud, Joseph Morder
Serengeti Shall Not Die AKA Serengeti darf nicht sterben (1959) Bernhard Grzimek, Holger Hagen, Hermann Rockmann
Seule, Georgie (1995) Otar Iosseliani, Documentary
Ta’ang (2016) Bing Wang
De andre (2012) Margreth Olin, Goli Mohammed Ali, Husein Ali, Khalid Faquiri, Documentary, Drama
Oh! Man (2004) Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi, Benito Mussolini
Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009) Michelle Esrick, Larry Brilliant, Hugh Romney, Documentary
The Meal (1974) Pere Portabella, Ángel Abad, Jordi Cunill, Lola Ferreira
Musical Mutiny (1970) Barry Mahon, Erik Braunn, Ron Bushy, Terri de Sario
The Man You Loved to Hate (1979) Patrick Montgomery, Edward Binns, Paul Kohner, Marcel Dalio, Documentary
The Thin Blue Line (1988) Errol Morris, Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose
The Pearl Button AKA El botón de nácar (2015) Patricio Guzmán, Martín Calderón, Cristina
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) Errol Morris, Fred A. Leuchter Jr., Robert Jan Van Pelt, David Irving
A Man, When He Is a Man AKA El hombre cuando es hombre (1982) Valeria Sarmiento
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973) Richard Schickel, Sydney Pollack, Howard Hawks, Marilyn Monroe
Kubrick Remembered (2014) Gary Khammar, Christiane Kubrick, Leon Vitali, Anthony Frewin, Documentary
Ala-Arriba! (1942) José Leitão de Barros, Ilidio Rocha Silvestre, Elsa Bea-Flor, João Moço
Naked Spaces: Living Is Round (1985) T. Minh-ha Trinh, Barbara Christian, Linda Peckham
Bleu (1994) Marc Hurtado, Éric Hurtado
Twenty Years Later (1984) Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar
Adjust Your Tracking (2013) Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic, Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker, Documentary
Fragments of Kubelka (2012) Martina Kudlácek, Peter Kubelka
Cassandro, the Exotico! (2018) Marie Losier, Cassandro
The True Glory (1945) Garson Kanin, Carol Reed, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Robert Harris, Documentary, War
In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001) Martina Kudlácek, Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Documentary, Biography
The Sixth Part of the World AKA Shestaya chast mira (1926) Dziga Vertov
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (2009) Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea, Romy Schneider, Bérénice Bejo, Serge Reggiani
Warrendale (1967) Allan King, Martin Fischer
London (1994) Patrick Keiller, Paul Scofield, Documentary
The Wall (1991) Jürgen Böttcher
Unzipped (1995) Douglas Keeve, Isaac Mizrahi, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Documentary
Shoah: Four Sisters AKA Les quatre soeurs (2018) Claude Lanzmann, Paula Biren, Ruth Elias
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) Leni Riefenstahl, David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford, Documentary, Sport
Let’s Get Lost (1988) Bruce Weber, Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker
Hamshahri / Fellow Citizen (1983) Abbas Kiarostami, Documentary
Fertile Memory (1980) Michel Khleifi, Farah Hatoum, Sahar Khalifeh
Garbo (2005) Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow, Julie Christie, Greta Garbo, Charles Busch
Routine Pleasures (1986) Patrick Amos, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Documentary