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Fran Rubel Kuzui

Tokyo Pop

Edition 1988
99' - 1988 - Comedy - Dialogue: English, Japanese
Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui Composer: Alan Brewer With: Carrie Hamilton, Diamond Yukai, Taiji Tonoyama
'People look at Tokyo Pop and say it really does not look like a first film . I think that is because, aside from going to film school, I have a really deep and long education in how to make films ... I wrote the original story for this film .. . It is autobiographical in an emotional sense in tha t a lot of the feelings and thoughts in the movie come from things that I feel when I'm in Japan. I first started spending time in Japan ten years ago when I met my husband ... It was he who really developed Tokyo Pop for me.' (Fran Kuzui)
Wendy plays second fiddle in a corny rock band. Weary of New York she decides to try her luck in Japan as a friend who hves in Tokyo suggests to her. But there her friend is not present to meet her. Wendy bas no money, her papers are not in order. She bas to work as a hostess in a Japanese 'geisha 'bar. She is in up to her neck until one day she meets Hiro, a young Japanese rock musician. They produce their own group and after a series of misunderstandings fall in love with each other. (Pressbook)

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Fran Rubel Kuzui


Alan Brewer


Carrie Hamilton, Diamond Yukai, Taiji Tonoyama


Fran Rubel Kuzui, Lynn Grossman

Director of Photography

James Hayman


Camilla Toniolo


Kaz Kuzui

More information


English, Japanese

Countries of production

United States of America, Japan



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