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Film: Amazing film sees man walk through the streets of Tokyo backwards

Like inhaling helium or unexpectedly getting a free meal, there’s definitely something magic about messing around with slow motion or playback on film. It’s an easy and very pleasurable art form, and has been taken advantage of a lot in the world of film, possibly most impressively in Spike Jonze’s video for the Pharcdyde’s Drop. In this case, filmmakers Simon Bouisson have wandered the streets of Tokyo backwards and then played it backwards to make it look as if the star of the film is making his way through a city of backwards-walking people. Get your head around that? Never mind, just watch it.

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Simon Bouisson and Ludovic Zuili: Tokyo Reverse

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Simon Bouisson and Ludovic Zuili: Tokyo Reverse

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Simon Bouisson and Ludovic Zuili: Tokyo Reverse

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Simon Bouisson and Ludovic Zuili: Tokyo Reverse