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by Isabel Coixet


Ryu is a solitary girl whose fragile appearance is in stark contrast with the double life she leads, working nights at a Tokyo fish market and sporadically taking on jobs as a hit-woman. Mr Nagara is a powerful impresario mourning the loss of his daughter Midori, who has committed suicide. He blames David a Spaniard who runs a wine business in Tokyo. Mr Nagara's employee, Ishida, was silently in love with Midori and hires Ryu to murder David... A sound engineer, obsessed with the sound of the Japanese city and fascinated with Ryu, witnesses this love story which searches the shadows of the human soul, reaching deep into places where only silence has the power of eloquence.

international title: Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
original title: Mapa de los sonidos de Tokyo
country: Spain
sales agent: Imagina International Sales
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Isabel Coixet
film run: 100'
release date: ES 29/08/2009, DE 05/08/2010, FR 26/01/2011
screenplay: Isabel Coixet
cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Sergi López, Min Tanaka, Manabu Oshio, Takeo Nakahara, Hideo Sakaki
cinematography by: Jean-Claude Larrieu
film editing: Jean-Claude Larrieu
art director: Ryo Sugimoto
costumes designer: Tony Crosby
producer: Jaume Roures
production: Mediapro, Versátil Cinema
distributor: Alta Films, Alamode Film, Bodega Films
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