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Millennium Actress

Satoshi Kon's second movie "Millennium Actress" is a fascinating trip through the life of an actress and her life-long love for a stranger she met when she was still a girl. It is also a rollercoaster ride through Japanese history and the history of Japanese film making. Ultimately, it is a mediation on love like no other movie has ever delivered.

Like in his first movie, "Perfect Blue", the director masterfully blends the real world the characters inhabit with their inner lifes, keeping the viewer guessing to which is which.

Where other movies, specifically out of Hollywood, take the audience by their hands and guide them through the story like a Disneyland ride, Satoshi Kon locks his viewers in a haunted house for one and a half hours before opening the doors again.

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