Dolls, the latest feature from Japanese powerhouse Takeshi Kitano has wrapped principal photography and is set for local release in October by Office Kitano and Shochiku.
Made for $2.5m (Y300m), Dolls is the director's 10th feature produced by Office Kitano and financed by a consortium of backers including Office Kitano, Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM and TV Tokyo.
The film has already been sold to 12 European territories, including Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Greece, Cyprus and Benelux. Celluloid Dreams, which is handling world sales outside of Asia, is reportedly in negotiations with distributors in the US, France, the UK and Germany.
Written and directed by Kitano, Dolls is a love story about three sets of couples - as told by Bunraku Dolls (Japanese traditional puppets). Kitano has been developing the project for over eight years and is confident that the film is going to be his all time best.