Movies

Doll Story - Movies inspired by the dolls

Images, Air Doll MovieAIR DOLL (2009)
Original title : Kûki ningyô
Japanese movie
By Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Starring : Doona Bae, Arata, Jô Odagiri

Synopsis :
Hideo (Itsuji) is a middle-aged waiter who is living a seemingly content and fulfilled life with Nozomi. The couple is very much a part of each other’s lives, eating together, having conversations and making love. The only thing is Nozomi is actually a blow-up fantasy doll. That is until one day, Nozumi magically develops a heart and morphs into a real woman (Doona). With child-like innocence, the newly humanized Nozomi toddles around her neighborhood imitating the vocalizations and behavior patterns of the people she meets until she lands herself a job at a local video store, where she falls in love with her co-worker, Junichi (Arata).
Images, Lars and the real girl movie, by Craig GillespieLARS AND THE REAL GIRL (2008)
American movie
By Craig Gillespie
Starring : Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer

Synopsis :
Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his Brother Gus (Paul Schneider) and his wife Karen (Emily Mortimer) and they are stunned. They don't know what to say to Lars or Bianca, because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar (Patricia Clarkson) who explains this is a delusion he's created - for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.
Images, movie Monique, by Valérie Guignabodet, starring Albert DupontelMONIQUE (2002)
French movie
Available in french only
By Valérie Guignabodet
Starring : Albert Dupontel, Marianne Denicourt

Synopsis :
Generous curves, always free, no headaches, no tears, no scenes : She's called Monique, it's a doll ! Alex's life is going to turn upside down.
Images, Love Object movie, by Robert ParigiLOVE OBJECT (2004)
By Robert Parigi
American movie
Starring : Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Robert Bagnell

Synopsis :
The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet. Because of his experience with his new toy, Kenneth's life takes a turn for the better when his newfound romantic skills attract the attention of Lisa, a co-worker at his office. But when the doll's jealous personality invades his consciousness, Kenneth becomes trapped in a perverse triangle, torn between the dominating, silicone Nikki and the flesh-and-blood Lisa.
Movie : Surrogates - Starring Bruce WillisSURROGATES (2009)
American movie
By Jonathan Mostow
Starring : Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike

Synopsis :
In the near future, humans live in isolation and only interact through robotic bodies that serve as surrogates. When several humans are murdered when their surrogates are destroyed, a cop (Bruce Willis) investigates the crimes through his own surrogate. After a near fatal encounter, the cop's surrogate is destroyed and forces him to bring his human form out of isolation and unravel a conspiracy behind the crimes.