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Every morning Rokkuchan goes out to his imaginary trolley car and makes his way through the surrounding slums. His neighbors include a humble man with a terrible limp and an unforgiving wife, two couples who color-coordinate their husband-swapping, and a sad derelict man with an adoring but doomed little boy. During the day, father and son pass the time building a dream house in their minds. At night they sleep in an abandoned car.
While visually compelling, the film lacks connection between the characters, which leaves the viewer feeling disjointed and somehow lessens the emotional impact of these tragic stories. But as a slice-of-life look at how people maintain simple dignities in the face of great hardship, it is definitely a film worth seeing. --Luanne Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dodeskaden portrays the beauty inside the struggle and pain of human existence.The images will never leave me. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002 by shalamo
Along with the Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen, this is one of my favorite "faith" movies of all time. Read morePublished on June 27 2001 by Afternoon Perusal
I saw this film more than 25 years ago and it still makes me smile when I ride a trolley or train. It takes very little imagination for me to convert the sounds of steel wheels on... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2000 by Judy Soccio