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Title
Millennium ActressSennen JoyuMillennium Actress
Released
1 movie1 movie
Dates
20032001
Company
DreamworksGo Fish Pictures/Chiyoko Committee
Creator
Satoshi Kon, Sadayuki Murai
Director
Satoshi Kon
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, RomanceAction, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Characters
Chiyoko Fujiwara βŠ•Chiyoko Fujiwara βŠ•
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Eiko Shimao βŠ•Eiko Shimao βŠ•
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Genya Tachibana βŠ•Genya Tachibana βŠ•
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Junichi Ootaki βŠ•Junichi Ootaki βŠ•
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Kyoji Ida βŠ•Kyoji Ida βŠ•
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The Man of the Key βŠ•The Man of the Key βŠ•
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The Man with the Scar βŠ•The Man with the Scar βŠ•

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Description: Millennium Actress

It's been 30 years since since Chiyoko had gone into retirement from her days as a movie star. One day a director named Genya Tachibana and his camera man Kyoji Ida decided to do a documentry on her.

As they visit her, Genya hands a box with a key inside to Chiyoko. Holding the key in her hands she tells Genya and Kyoji about her life and how it made her feel like she has lived 1000 years.

Her tale draws both Genya and Kyoji into her amazing life story.

Description: Millennium Actress

After an old studio was torn down, a TV interviewer named Genya Tachybana and his camera man Kyoji Ida go to the home of the old studio's greatest female star, Chiyoko Fujiwara. As they interview her, Genya gives her a key.

This key unlocks the memories of Chiyoko's life, acting career, and the man who originally gave her the key that she fell in love with. It also made her feel like she has lived 1000 years in her job....

Description: Millennium Actress

An old movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most famous star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who has been a recluse since she left acting some 30 years ago. Tachibana delivers a key to her, and it causes her to reflect on her career; as she's telling the story, Tachibana and his long-suffering cameraman are drawn in.

The key was given to her as a teenager by a painter and revolutionary that she helped to escape the police. She becomes an actress because it will make it possible to track him down, and she spends the next several decades acting out that search in various genres and eras.

I thought it was a totally awesome anime movie.

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