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Space Travelers (2000)
"Supêsutoraberâzu" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  8 April 2000 (Japan)
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Nishiyama ("Hayabusa Jetter")
Eri Fukatsu ...
Midori ("Irene Bear")
Masanobu Andô ...
Makoto Fujimoto ("Black Cat")
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ...
Takamura ("Dragon Attack")
Sawa Suzuki ...
Kimiko Fukaura ("Gold Papillon")
Masahiro Kômoto ...
Takahiro Shimizu ("Karl Hendrix")
Teruo Takeno ...
Shintaro Kurasawa ("Electric Sunny")
Kô Takasugi ...
SAT Taicho
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
SIT Taicho
Isao Nonaka ...
Det. Arai
Yôzaburô Itô ...
Det. Nishikawa
Seiko Takada ...
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Toshio Kakei ...
Koichi Fukaura ("Hoi")
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Chikara Ishikura ...
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Fujimoto: Hello?
Sudo: Inspector Sudo speaking. You're not the same man. Who are you?
Fujimoto: I'm..."Black Cat."
Sudo: Black Cat?
Fujimoto: That's right!
Sudo: Where's the man we spoke to the first time?
Fujimoto: "Hayabusa-Jetter" is not available.
Sudo: I see. So... Sakamaki is this "Hayabusa-Jetter," is he?
Fujimoto: No! He's "The Crusher."
Sudo: "Crusher?" Stop jerking us around! Identify yourselves!
[...]
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At the end of the movie, the URL http://www.space-travelers.com appears on the screen along with the password PARADISE. See more »

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A Fantastic Comedy about a tropical paradise, a bank heist and cosplay.
24 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

My brother is a huge fan of Asian cinema. Every month he goes to Chinatown with a list of films he "needs" to get and returns with three new DVDs or VCDs for his collection. This is how I was introduced to Space Travelers, now one of my favorite films of all time.

I don't want to give away much of the plot, because the experience will be so much more enjoyable with the less you know. All I will say is that it begins with a stereotypical bank heist that fails only minutes into the robbery and that three orphans, a fiancée, a feuding couple, an electrician, an insecure bank teller and a terrorist will partake in cosplay* like no one has ever done before.

The film is about holding on to something. A dream. A goal. No matter how hard things get, even if the dream is ridiculous, impossible, never give up. During the film I developed Stockholm syndrome along with the other hostages as I began to believe in the three robbers dream of `paradise'. Very rarely am I so absorbed with a film.

And for what starts as such quirky comedy, ends in such dramatic and powerful climax. I've heard people consider that a negative thing, but I've seen enough of Asian cinema to realize that ¾ comedy and ¼ drama is not unusual. Such an ending could only work in this Industry; I shudder to think of how it might of ended if it followed the traditional Hollywood formula. Coupled with Faure's powerful `Requiem' and director Katsuyuki Motohiro powerful images the ending of Space Travelers is one that I will never forget.

While there are many parts of the film that could be considered flaws (such as some loose ends with certain characters, some low brow humor or some completely unrealistic situations) I found that they never detracted the experience and in my opinion were not flaws at all.

And yes there's the title. Space Travelers. What does it mean? Well it's the name of an anime series that used to be popular. One of the robbers happened to be a big fan of the series and collects trading cards for it. Still don't understand? Good, now go see the film.

*Cosplay is when anime fans dress up as their favorite characters.


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