Love has its ups and downs
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2013 | PG | Dual- format Blu- ray & DVD ( Standard Edition/ Collector’s Edition/ Ultimate Edition) Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura Cast: Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shintarô Oohata, Shinya Fukumatsu, Masayuki Katô
have exclusive rights to charming anime fairy tales with worldwide crossover appeal. While the dull 2012 French film Upside Down completely fudged the enticing concept of a girl from one world falling in love with a boy from another where everything is the other way up, Patema Inverted has much more fun with the idea, and delivers some simply breathtaking visuals in the process.
Patema lives in a dark, cramped underground world. On the surface is the Orwellian totalitarian state of Eija. The problem is, gravity works in opposite directions to the people of each world, so when Patema accidentally enters Eija, she risks “falling ” into the sky. And the leader of Eija is not happy with an “invert” infecting his perfect society…
It’s a simple tale, well- told with wit, invention and visual magic. You don’t need to be an anime fan to love Patema Inverted, just someone with a sense of wonder.
Extras: A massive amount on all three editions, including an excitable commentary by the original Japanese cast ( in Japanese with subtitles), various cast and director interviews ( from two to 13 minutes), trailers and – amusingly, but somewhat pointlessly – 27 minutes of the film shown upside down so you can see what it looks like from Patema’s point of view! The more expensive editions add in chunky booklets and exclusive packaging and art. Dave Golder The chatter of voices heard during the opening credits is spoken in the constructed language Esperanto.
Love making was a complicated task.