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Postman Blues (1997)
"Posutoman burusu" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Action  -  16 August 1997 (Japan)
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A postman is mistaken for a dangerous criminal by the police.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Ryuichi Sawaki
Keisuke Horibe ...
Noguchi
Ren Ohsugi ...
Joe
Kyôko Tôyama ...
Sayoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Hiraizumi
Yôzaburô Itô
Konta ...
(as Atsushi Kondo-Konta)
Akaji Maro
SABU ...
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
Hiroshi Shimizu ...
Domon
Ikko Suzuki ...
Masayoshi
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Profiler
Ryoko Takizawa
Yôji Tanaka
Susumu Terajima ...
Detective Maeda
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Storyline

Sawaki is a postman who's not quite thrilled about his boring way of life. But his life is about to change when he delivers mail to his old schoolmate Noguchi, who's now a member of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and just finished cutting his little finger off. Sawaki stays only for a short time and Noguchi manages to smuggle a package full of drugs into Sawakis bag. And, like that's not enough, accidentally his separated finger falls into Sawakis bag too. Because Noguchi has been spied out for quite a while by the police, they think that Sawaki has something to do with his criminal schemings and decide to stick onto his feet. When Sawaki bonds with the fatally ill hit man Joe, it's clear for the police what he must be: A schizophrenic-paranoid, perverse drug dealer, murderer and even terrorist sent from the Yakuza! Written by ToDumbToPickAUsername

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Crime | Drama | Action | Comedy

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Quotes

[first lines]
Woman In The Street: [stopping Sawaki]
[subtitled from Japanese]
Woman In The Street: Mr. Postman, could you send this out?
[Sawaki takes the envelope and puts in the mailbox right next to him]
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CULT CLASSIC
19 March 2003 | by (vienna, austria) – See all my reviews

This unique mixture of Kurosawa, Besson´s "Leon", and Manga-influence is probably the best Japanese movie of the 90´s. Original plot, great cinematography, editing, and most of all - brilliant directing. A "CULT CINEMA" with every letter in it. (Sabu is Tarantino that Tarantino always wanted to be but can never be)


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