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Blind willow, sleeping woman  Cover Image DVD DVD

Blind willow, sleeping woman / The Match Factory presents a Production Cinéma Defacto and Miyu Productions ; written and directed by Pierre Földes.

Földes, Pierre J. (Pierre Justin), (film director,, screenwriter.). Crayencour, Amaury de, (voice actor.). Auneveux, Mathilde, (voice actor.). Maillard, Arnaud, (voice actor.). Paviot, Bruno, (voice actor.). Atkine, Feodor, (voice actor.). Földes, Pierre (Actor), (voice actor.). Murakami, Haruki, 1949- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Mekurayanagi to nemuru onna. (Added Author). Zeitgeist Films, (publisher.). Match Factory (Firm), (production company.). Production Cinéma Defacto, (production company.). Miyu Productions, (production company.). Voices: Amaury De Crayencour, Mathilde Auneveux, Arnaud Maillard, Bruno Paviot, Fǒdor Atkine, Pierre Foldes. (Cast).

A giant talking frog and an elusive cat help a listless bank employee, his traumatized wife, and a lonely accountant seek meaning in their lives and possibly save Tokyo from catastrophe in this animated feature based on stories by acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The feature debut of composer Pierre Foldes, the film won the Jury Special Mention at the renowned Annecy Animation Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Anima Festival in Brussels. In Tokyo, not long after the 2011 earthquake, Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband Komura after spending five days glued to the news on TV. Komura takes a week's leave from work and heads north to deliver a box and its unknown contents to two young women. His colleague Katagiri, a simple debt collector by profession and an awkward loner in life, returns home one evening to find a 7-foot-tall frog asking for his help to save Tokyo from a tsunami.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on stories by Haruki Murakami
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurettes; theatrical trailer.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Amaury De Crayencour, Mathilde Auneveux, Arnaud Maillard, Bruno Paviot, Fǒdor Atkine, Pierre Foldes.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1, 16x9); Dolby 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles. Optional French feature with English subtitles available.
Subject: Japan > Social life and customs > Drama.
Genre: Animated films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library DVD (Text) 33062009796021 New Adult DVD Fiction Available -

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