Japanese Robot Movie: HINOKIO

Posted 11 Jan 2006 at 06:18 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Don't you hate it when you miss all of those cool artsy film festivals? Especially when you find out there was an interesting robot movie in the list? HINOKIO (I think it's supposed to sound like Pinocchio?) is a new Japanese robot movie with English Subtitles that was recently released. The story goes that Hinokio is an avatar for a Japanese boy who withdraws after his mother dies. He sends the remote control bot his father invented to school sort of as a distance-learning device and he experiences the world through the robot's eyes. The boy even develops friendships and a love interest through the bot! At some point the boy realizes it's just a robotic simulation and he'll have to go out into the actual world to really experience it. OK, well the movie was released in September 2005 so perhaps it's just hasn't reached the US yet or it's already at the movie rental store already (or soon) or more likely, it's because they're really so proud of the movie that they want you to pay $79 for it. Anyway, I hadn't heard of it yet until now. So keep an eye out for it and let us hear your review of this touching movie. You can see a trailer for the movie on Apple's website.

79 HKD Hong Kong Dollar = 10.192 USD US Dollar, posted 11 Jan 2006 at 06:25 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

OK, to be fair, $79 Hong Kong dollars is like $10 US dollars. :-) Sorry about that.

I saw the sample movie!, posted 12 Jan 2006 at 07:46 UTC by kittipat_0541 » (Master)

It will be showing in thailand soon too.... many many people are interested in it... especially kids... however... looks like Major Cineplex (a famous theator in Thailand) does not really advertising it that much. I'm afraid this movie will turn out to be a drama ...

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