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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.

Director:

(as Sabu)

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(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Yasuda
Diamond Yukai ...
Aizawa (as Daiamondo Yukai)
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Takeda
Akaji Maro
Ren Ôsugi
Hiroshi Shimizu
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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,442 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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When everything turns out wrong, you got to run.
12 February 2002 | by (Geilenkirchen, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is one of the movies that get better every time you see them. It's packed with so many original and unconventional ideas that you always find a new detail. As in Sabu's subsequent movies (I didn't see "Unlucky monkey" yet, but the other ones are as great) failure, chance and humanism play great roles. The cutting and Montage is inventive and artistic, without the movie being an "art" picture, but a highly entertaining one. When comparing it to "Run, Lola, Run" you have to keep in mind that "Dangan Ranna" was made some years before and was shown on German TV as early as 1997...so it's more probable that it served as inspiration for Tom Tykwer's movie, and not the other way around. Complementary to the other reviews I have to add that I like the acting and the ending very much. This movie is a lot of fun in many ways, and it manages to deliver a message without being annoying or pretentious.


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