Director Jun Ichikawa adapts this story by acclaimed writer Haruki Muraki. Tony Takitani (Issei Ogata) had a solitary childhood and is almost entirely self-contained. Unemotional and withdrawn, Tony starts to come out of his shell when he becomes obsessed with the beautiful Eiko (Rie Miyazawa), a young woman who is in turn obsessed with high fashion. When the get married everything seems to be going well, but then Tony starts to experience the previously unknown emotions of fear and loneliness when he worries that Eiko's obsession with designer clothes will cause her to leave him.
An award-winning and unprecedented film adaptation of the work of internationally-acclaimed author, HARUKI MURAKAMI, director JUN ICHIKAWA brings to the screen Murakami's emotive tale of solitude and obsession accompanied by a haunting original soundtrack from Academy Award-winning composer and musician, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO. Starring ISSEY OGATA and RIE MIYAZAWA, this unique film is one of the finest adaptations of the work of a major writer ever brought to the screen.
Tony Takitani had a solitary childhood. Used to being self-sufficient, Tony seems to find emotions illogical and immature; until he meets and becomes fascinated by Eiko, a woman who in turn is fascinated by high end fashion.
Eventually Tony marries Eiko, and his life changes. He feels vibrantly alive and for the first time he understands, and fears, loneliness. But Eiko's obsession with designer clothes begins to worry Tony. When he asks her to economize, the consequences are tragic.
DVD bonus features include the documentary film "The Making of Tony Takitani", a stills gallery and theatrical trailer.