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Air Doll 18 rating

A life-size blow-up doll comes to life and falls in love with a video store clerk in Kore-eda Hirokazu’s haunting, melancholy meditation on urban alienation.

Drama 2009 116 mins

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda



Lonely middle-aged Hideo lives in Tokyo with a blow-up sex doll. When she comes to life, she finds she must make her own way in an unfriendly city. Based on Yoshiie Goda’s manga, Kore-eda’s haunting, melancholy film uses its fantastic premise to explore such very real issues as urban alienation, the failure of interpersonal relationships, and broader existential questions about what it means to be human.