Cast and Crew: Satoshi Kon (Director, Writer); Shôgo Furuya (Director); Keiko Nobumoto (Writer); Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, and Shôzô Iizuka
What It’s About: A trio of homeless people find a baby and decide to find its family. If they hope to succeed, they’ll all have to come to terms with their pasts.
Why Watch It Today?: The action of the movie takes place on the night of December 24th, Christmas Eve. Though superficially unconventional, the Christmas motifs (a child and 3 “kings”) and strong emphases on family, acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption make it a classic Christmas film.
Other Options: Die Hard, The Apartment, White Christmas
I saw this years ago and don’t really remember it anymore-maybe next Christmas I will do a double feature of this with John Ford’s Three Godfathers.
It’s a delight. So much insanity and action crammed into really a very sweet and simple story.