Achilles and the Tortoise

Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-09-20
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 42 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Bandai Visual Company
  • Production Country: Japan
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks. Machisu, the only son of a rich collector, has a childs love for painting. Praise from a famous artist friend of his father inspires the young boy to dream of becoming a painter himself. s a young man, poor loner Machisu manages to attend art school with money earned from working. He is introduced to an unconventional world of bold creativity but he also gets his first bitter taste of harsh criticism from a dealer. Encouragement comes in the form of attractive clerk Sachiko who is convinced that she alone understands him. Marriage is soon followed by a daughter, as love and hope drive Machisu to commit even more deeply to his art ...

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  • Takeshi Kitano

    as Machisu
  • Kanako Higuchi

    as Sachiko
  • Kumiko Aso

    as Sachiko ( young )
  • Aya Enjoji

    as Tomisuke's wife
  • Masatō Ibu

    as Akio Kikuta
  • Susumu Terajima

  • Ren Osugi

  • Nao Omori

  • Akira Nakao

  • Eri Tokunaga

  • Yūrei Yanagi

  • Mariko Tsutsui

  • Bobby Ologun

  • Takeshi Ôbayashi

  • Takashi Nishina

  • Beat Kiyoshi

Writing Takeshi Kitano Screenplay
Directing Takeshi Kitano Director
Editing Takeshi Kitano Editor
Camera Katsumi Yanagijima Director of Photography
Art Norihiro Isoda Production Design
Production Takio Yoshida Producer
Sound Senji Horiuchi Sound Designer
Sound Yuki Kajiura Music
Production Masayuki Mori Producer
Sound Kenji Shibasaki Sound Effects Editor