Map of the sounds of tokyo

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About Map of the sounds of tokyo

  • Year Released: 2009

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (Spanish: Mapa de los sonidos de Tokio) is a 2009 Spanish drama film directed by Isabel Coixet. The film competed in the main competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. The film is the story of a young lady working nights at a Tokyo fishmarket while taking on jobs as a hitlady. The movie has been criticized for misrepresenting Japanese culture – a scene in the movie depicts nyotaimori (the practice of serving sushi on the body of a naked female) as if it were commonplace in Japan, while in reality it is nearly non-existent. However, even in the film, the two Japanese businessmen ridicule the need to "eat hot sushi off a woman's navel" in order to "fit in with the idea that they have of us..."

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