Sunday, January 24, 2010
air doll (2009)air doll is a 2009 japanese drama directed by hirokazu koreeda. it is based on a manga by yoshiie goda. middle aged hideo lives alone with his inflatable doll he calls nozomi. the doll is his closest companion as he dresses her, talks to her over dinner and even has sexual intercourse with her.
this story seems strangely familar to the 2007 film, lars and the real girls. but unlike lars, nozumi was actually made with a heart. after hideo leave for work everyday, she roams and explores the world outside of her lonely apartment only to discover that people in the city are as hollow and empty as she is. as she glides among the city with the same soulless passengers, she discovers the true meaning of happiness but is ultimately interrupted by a dramatic turn of events.
bae doona is nozumi in air doll. but outside of her flatable world, she is one of korea's finest actresses. she is best known for her role as the protagonist's political activist girlfriend in park chan wook's sympathy for mr. vengeance (2002) and as park nam-ju in the host (2006), which is currently the biggest grossing film in south korean box office history. not only was she able to conquer korean cinema but her transition to japanese films is seamless as clearly shown in the air doll trailer. this south korean model, actress, and photography has managed to keep her feet balanced in both the art cinema and blockbuster world. i cant wait to see what she'll do next!
check out the trailer..!! i hope this comes to america soon..