Princess Raccoon

Original Title: オペレッタ狸御殿
Directed by: Seijun Suzuki
Written by: Yoshio Urasawa
Cinematography: Yonezo Maeda
Music by: Michiru Ôshima
Country: Japan
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Duration: 111 min
Release Dates: 20 May 2015 (Cannes), 28 May 2015 (Japan)
Filming Dates: 20 April 2004 – 18 June 2004
Filming Locations: Japan

Synopsis:
Amechiyo is being hunted by his father for being too beautiful and as he tries to escape he runs into Princess Raccoon, a raccoon in human form. They fall for each other, but humans and raccoons shouldn’t mix so the raccoon court causes some trouble. She saves his life, then he saves hers by finding the Frog of Paradise on the Sacred Mountain and so forth, until the tragic finale. -IMDb

Cast

Zhang Ziyi
Tanukihime

Jô Odagiri
Amechiyo

Hiroko Yakushimaru
Ohagi no tsubone

Mikijiro Hira
Azuchi Momoyama

Saori Yuki
Virgen Hag
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Articles

Apr 02, 2008
Independent
Zhang Ziyi: 'I don't just want to kick ass'
Oct 01, 2005
Interview
Ziyi Zhang by Natalie Portman
May 25, 2005
The Japan Times
Still breathing, still laughing
Aug 01, 2004
Sponichi
Zhang Ziyi stars in "Operetta Tanuki Goten"

 

Bonus

• The movie is inspired by movies of the same title “Tanuki Goten” directed by Keigo Kimura
• Ziyi spent half a month in Japan training in dance and voice. While her speaking part is in Chinese, she sings in both Chinese and Japanese.
• Due to difficulties in founding, the crew only got the greenlight after Ziyi came on board.

Awards and Nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2006 Yokohama Film Festival Best Actor Jô Odagiri Won
Best Supporting Actress Hiroko Yakushimaru Won
2006 Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actress Hiroko Yakushimaru Won
2006 Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Jô Odagiri Won
Best Supporting Actress Hiroko Yakushimaru Won