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Giants and Toys (1958)
"Kyojin to gangu" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 June 1958 (Japan)
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Nishi is an advertising executive for a caramel company that is planning to launch a new product, in fierce competition with two other companies. His boss builds up Kyoko, a vivacious girl ... See full summary »

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Hiroshi Kawaguchi ...
Yousuke Nishi
Hitomi Nozoe ...
Kyoko Shima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osamu Abe
Kôichi Fujiyama
Tatsuo Hanabu
Toshio Harumoto
Hisako Horigome
Hikaru Hoshi
Kôichi Itô
Naoyasu Itô
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Junji
Shôji Kawashima
Hiroko Machida
Sachiko Meguro
Fumiko Murata
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Nishi is an advertising executive for a caramel company that is planning to launch a new product, in fierce competition with two other companies. His boss builds up Kyoko, a vivacious girl with bad teeth, as their mascot. Kyoko is smitten with Nishi when he is assigned to look after her. Meanwhile Nishi is trying to extract information about his competitors advertising campaigns, from his girlfriend, who works for one rival, and his old college friend, who works for the other rival company. Written by Will Gilbert

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Could have been made yesterday
16 February 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

The themes of people working themselves to death in a desperate struggle for "success" is as relevant today as it was over 40 years ago. And the analysis of popular culture in US/Japan seems right on.

The young protagonists' choice between personal integrity and loyalty to the mainstream society continues to face us every day.


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