A pampered young model is killed in a traffic accident. Given the chance to return to earth, she becomes involved with the advertising executive who is trying to cover up her death.
With an often fantastic and sometimes slapstick tone, Tokyo Heaven further develops Sômai’s incursion into a strange genre, which explores the limits between life and death. Places of transition are one of the recurring themes of his films and, here, this theme has a singular echo, offering ideal spaces for dense, complex scenes. Frontiers between two spaces, myriad bridges, windows, stairways and rooftops that the actors – in a truly physical performance – cross, violate or flee.