10 EYE FILMS - #2 : "TOKYO EYES"

Sight is the sense prized most of all by movie-makers, and the inclusion of the word “eye” in a film title is not without significance, often alluding to subtleness, double-crossing or recursion.

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 It is as if the producers wanted us to watch the movie twice, rather than letting us sit back and indulge in a lengthy tale. In an era when we are all under the surveillance of the electronic eyes of cameras phones, the question of eyes and what they see has never been more relevant.

Tokyo Eyes (Jean-Pierre Limosin, France, 1998) A hi-tech romantic stroll through Tokyo under the pretext of a police investigation. Cell phones are a breakthrough technology, devices are getting tinier by the minute, and miniature video cameras –and eyes– are everywhere…