Tokyo Oasis

Synopsis: The floating clouds between the high buildings, the lines of the taillights under the moonlight, the swirling human waves... Every view in Tokyo looks as if it is alive. Before even she realizes, TOUKO starts to run away from somewhere in the city. As an actress in a fantasy world, Touko seems to have lost her grip on reality. Along her journey, she makes acquaintance with people who carry similar issues. A midnight truck driver NAGANO, who happens to give Touko a ride, is grappling with the discovery of his soul, and his soul is unable to move forward. His escape from reality is to continually move from place to place. A movie theater manager KIKUCHI is uncertain of her life. She has moved to new surroundings but feels more lost than ever. A young job seeker at the zoo YASUKO has no faith in her future. She thinks that the luck is slipping away from her. During the extraordinary time they spend together Touko and the 3 characters start to feel a new awareness growing and discover a na
Genre: Drama
83 min

Tokyo Oasis


That'll be 350 yen.

Out of 500.

Your change is 1 50 yen.

Thank you.

A rolling receive.

Excuse me?

You did a rolling receive, just now.

What are you laughing at?

Don't play jokes.

That was dangerous.

Would you give me a lift?


Could you give me a ride in this van?

Sorry. I was just trying to hitch a ride,

but no truck stopped.

This van's getting on the expressway

from over there, isn't it?

That expressway over there.

Why do I have to give a stranger a ride?

At this late hour, give a woman in black

who suddenly appears, a ride?

Besides, a woman who tried to die.

Is this a horror? It's terrifying.

It's not terrifying. Not at all.

I didn't appear suddenly. I was trying

to hitchhike here before you came.

The black dress makes me unnoticeable.

So, I tried to get some attention.

I wasn't trying to die.

I have to get on that expressway and go.

Aren't you afraid of me?

Doesn't getting a ride from a stranger

scare you?

I may be a bad man.

No one with boxes of lettuce in a van

can be bad.

Oh, Tokyo Tower.

It came up suddenly.

That was scary.

Is it because I saw something huge

at night?

Don't you get scared

when you see something huge at night?

Where's the funeral?

What's that?

Where's the funeral going to be?

Or, is it the wake?

Where are you headed for?

You're answering my question

with a question.

I'm going as far as where I need

to get off the expressway.

Then, please give me a ride

to wherever that is.

You don't know where I'm getting off.

Is that okay with you?

That's fine.

Thank you so much for giving me a ride

today. I really appreciate it.

Did someone you love die today?

The person must mean much to you

to rush over at night.

Yes, a person I loved dearly

also died today.

In my daily life, it happens often

that someone I love dies.

That sounds odd.

The way you said that is very strange.

Until a while ago, we were shooting

near that convenience store.

Shooting a movie.

Actually, it's still going on,

but I just slipped out.


with a pack of tea.

It's good to carry tea with you.

Just say you're going on a break.

Shooting a movie?

At that time and place?

How convenient for you.

When I first saw you,

I thought for sure I met you somewhere.

Was it simply because I've seen you on TV?

It's a lie. I lied.

I'm a liar.

Every day, I tell lies,

and now

it's become a habit with me.

I guess so.

It does sound phony.

What part of your story is the truth

and what isn't?

On the top of that skinny tall building,

there's a lone signboard standing.

I bet it's an illuminated signboard

though the lights're out.

It had illuminated message

moving up and down, I guess.

It's completely dark now,

but still interesting.

I like things like that.

I don't know why, but I really like it.

An airplane.

There's an airplane.

I wonder where it's going

at this late hour.

When you see planes at night,

aren't you tempted to go somewhere?

So, it's going to rain in Shanghai


Finally, we're back to the weather.

It'll be cloudy in NY, rainy in Shanghai,

and sunny in Tokyo tomorrow.

Now for the exciting Hot News.

That story about a housewife

climbing a tall chimney alone was amusing.

The next is about marriage fraud.

We've always had marriage frauds

for years.

But what's new about this guy is --

he's a "herbivore."

A "soshoku danshi" marriage fraud.

Cool. Fascinating.

He's clean-cut and

looks great in striped shirts.

Yes, yes, yes. He only eats greens.

And he's an older-lady-killer.

His tracks disappeared after he tried to

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