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Paramount Pictures Streams Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
English-subtitled video available in the US

Paramount Pictures posted late director Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress film in its entirety on its Paramount Vault YouTube channel on Tuesday. The film is available for free in the United States only, in Japanese with English subtitles.

Paramount Pictures describes the story:

Following up on his highly acclaimed animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon spins this mystery about a documentary filmmaker and a legendary actress. In honor of Gin Ei studios 70th anniversary, a small production house run by Genya Tachibana is selected to make a commemorative documentary. Genya decides to focus his film on actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, a massive star who at the height of her popularity retreated from public life. Accompanied an eager young cameraman, Genya doggedly tracks her down to discover her living a hermit-like life of charmed isolation. He also learns that in spite of her advanced age, she has lost little of her famed charm or elegance. As he interviews her, Genya learns of Chiyoko's troubled past and eventually the reasons for her sudden retirement.

The film debuted in 2001 and DreamWorks released the film on DVD in North America. Bandai Visual released the film on Blu-ray in Japan in February 2014.

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