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Non-Stop (1996)

Dangan ranna (original title)
A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.

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(as Sabu)

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(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Yasuda
Diamond Yukai ...
Aizawa (as Daiamondo Yukai)
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Takeda
Akaji Maro
Ren Ôsugi
Hiroshi Shimizu
Ikkô Suzuki ...
(as Ikko Suzuki)
Yûji Sawayama
SABU ...
(as Sabu)
Takanori Higuchi ...
(as Takanori Kikuchi)
Masashi Hirakubo
Keisuke Horibe
Ryoko Takizawa
Yuka Torashima
Wataru Shihôdô
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A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.

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$23,402 (USA) (10 November 2000)

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$38,442 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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A film about how profound running can be.
6 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Japanese indie film with humor and philosophy where the three main characters run literally almost through the entire film, chasing each other due to strange circumstances and comical coincidence. As they are running, we see what is going on in their minds and how they got where they are at the moment. The act of running is a metaphor for these down-on-their luck people's lives. In some way, what they're really chasing for is not what they were originally chasing, but for meaning in their lives and an escape from their personal problems and broken dreams. Running makes them all feel truly alive. The big life-altering running adventure comes to an end when they accidentally get in the middle of something big, violent, and so absurd that it's funny in a clever way. One of my favorite films of all time by genius director Sabu.


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