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Unlucky Monkey (1998)
"Anrakkî monkî" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  18 July 1998 (Japan)
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Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Yamazaki
Hiroshi Shimizu
Akira Yamamoto
Ikko Suzuki
Kimika Yoshino
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Naomasa Musaka
Ren Ohsugi
Tomorowo Taguchi
Yôji Tanaka
Susumu Terajima
Kanji Tsuda
Daiamondo Yukai
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Mediocre yakuza flick with excellent beginning
3 February 2003 | by (Basel, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a few days ago, but the memories have already kind of faded. Therefore I guess that it wasn't such a memorable experience as it seemed to be during the time of watching it.

The opening sequence, where a bag of money changes hands several times in an elegantly choreographed series of accidents is probably the best scene of the movie in my eyes.

After that, it wasn't really clear to me whether I was watching a comedy, a yakuza crime flick or a splatter film.

The movie in itself has several parallel storylines that crisscross from time to time, nothing unusual, mixed with the Japanese way of hinting at emotions very blatantly, in itself nothing unusual either, but the constant shifting between comedy, crime, philosophy and gore was a bit too inconsistent for my taste.

However, if you like Japanese movies based around the topics Yakuza, Identity-Loss, Action and Slapstick, you might wanna give it a try.

6/10


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