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A simple funeral turns a man's world topsy turvy.


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Credited cast:
Koichi Takagi, the salaryman
Yasuko Matsuyuki ...
Yuko Kirishima, the yakuza girl
Murai Yoshio, the colleague (as Ren Ôsugi)
Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man
Hideki Noda ...
Shingo Kamiyama, strange man of the bar
Akira Yamamoto ...
Kiichiro Hanai, boss of the yakuzas
Naomi Nishida ...
Yuki Machida, Koichi's girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôzaburô Itô ...
Guest at funeral
Hijiri Kojima ...
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Masaki Kubo, yakuza
Toshie Negishi ...
Miyoko Kondô, Mitsuo's mother
Guest at Funeral (as Nao Ômori)
Hiroshi Shimizu ...
TV expert on guns
Sansei Shiomi ...
Daisuke Ôshima, task force leader
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Mitsuhiko Shima, TV Psychologist


A salaryman wakes up in a posh hotel room, totally clueless about how he got there. Slowly, he recalls what happened a day before - attending a funeral, dating but annoying his girlfriend, getting drunk in a pub and getting to know a yakuza and his beautiful mistress, having a gun in his hand and... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Misunderstood movie
8 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Monday is an existentialist movie. For those who are comparing it to Tarantino, please stop reviewing movies. This is more like an anti-Tarantino movie, if it is anything. It questions the use of law. It questions the use of weapons. It questions alcohol. It questions justice versus moral. It questions things that went over my head as well. Does that sound like a Tarantino movie? No, not at all. Please give Sabu the right to call this his own movie, and let this compare-everything-with-Tarantino-nonsense slip away.

Its about a person waking up in a hotel room, not remembering who he is or how he got there. Gradually he remembers more and more, and it kind of goes way over-the-top, but in a way that is both funny and thought provoking. It also has quite a surreal laugh-at-life quality in some scenes that should be mentioned.

Its kind of an intelligent action movie. Let there be more of these!

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