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2008

PACO to maho no ehon

PACO and the Magical Book

パコと魔法の絵本

(c)2008 PACO and the Magical Book film partners

(c)2008 PACO and the Magical Book film partners

(c)2008 PACO and the Magical Book film partners

(c)2008 PACO and the Magical Book film partners

Release Date
September, 13th, 2008
Running Time
105 min
Genre
Science Fiction/Fantasy , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

PACO and the Magical Book film partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Toho

[ Story ]

Based on Midsummer Carol - Gama Oji vs Zarigani Majin, which was written by a playwright Goto Hirohito and performed in 2004 to great public acclaim. Director of Kamikaze Girls and Memories of Matsuko, both impressively pop-colored films, Nakashima Tetsuya has adapted this to a film with a fresh interpretation. The combination of the three-dimensional CG and live action in the climax is the first attempt of its kind in a feature film in Japan.
The story takes place at a hospital where people are all eccentric. Most of all, Onuki (Yakusho Koji) is a selfish old man who has built up a company in his lifetime. Also there is Paco (Ayaka Wilson), a girl whose memory is limited to one day at a time due to an accident. Onuki is disliked by everyone but he gradually becomes a warmer person as he interacts with Paco. Every morning when Paco wakes up, she is convinced that it is her 7th birthday and hence reads a picture book given to her by her mother as a present. Onuki persuades the people at the hospital and they decide to put on a performance of Gama Oji vs Zarigani Majin (The Toad Prince vs the Crayfish Magician) for Paco at the annual Christmas event in summer.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.paco-magic.com

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

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