Dolls — General Comments
This film moves among three story lines:
- Main line: Matsumoto and Sawako. They had been engaged but Matsumoto broke the engagement and this ruined Sawako's mind.
- The young J-pop star Yamaguchi Haruna and her devoted fan Nukui.
- The aging mafia boss Hiro and the love of his early days, Ryoko.
- This movie switches between urban Japan and its countryside: The main couple begins in urban Japan then travels widely around the country, Haruna leaves urban Japan for healing purposes, Hiro leaves his protected, expensive estate for urban parks, his version of the countryside. Although some of these locations could be identified, it is not central to the story. The urban / countryside pairing, however, is important.