Princess Raccoon

To lovers of romance, there is nothing unusual in the story of how Amechiyo, an exiled prince, meets the exotic and mysterious girl, Tanuki-hime, in the forest and becomes smitten with her beauty. However, when he discovers she is actually the Princess Raccoon, "usual" takes a holiday, as the unlikely pair fall in love, despite everyone's warnings. When tragedy strikes after the celebration of the Princess's un-birthday, only true love can save her! Legendary director Seijun Suzuki's 50-year career reaches a milestone with this surreal musical comedy about love, deception and soda-water rain. Stirring up a broth of Kabuki, opera, animation, and adding dashes of pop culture, theater staging and rap music, "Princess Raccoon" is an eclectic masterpiece. Starring Zhang Ziyi in the title role, this enchanting movie celebrates the sheer joy of love and film.

Year: 2005
Genre: Musicals, Fantasy Films, Cult Films / After Dark, Japanese Cinema
Country: Japan
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Jo Odagiri, Hiroko Yakushimaru
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)
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