The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

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Cast

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Makoto Sawai
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Kozue Tamura
Masaru Miyazaki ...
Naoki Tamura
Yôichirô Saitô ...
Akihiko
Sayuri Kokushô ...
Yumiko
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Shigeo
Gô Rijû ...
Busjack Man
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Matsuoka
Sansei Shiomi ...
Yoshiyuki Sawai
Kimie Shingyôji ...
Mito Tamura
Denden ...
Yoshida
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Keiko Kôno
Yûji Nakamura ...
Hiroki Tamura
Eimei Esumi ...
Seiji Sawai
Yôko Noma ...
Kiyoko Sawai
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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

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29 November 2000 (France)  »

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Box Office

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$14,470 (USA) (4 May 2001)

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$46,635 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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The main inspiration for the film was the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Makoto Sawai: Do you think one can live only for others?
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Ghosts/First Variation
Written by Albert Ayler
Performed by Albert Ayler
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Meaning.
27 February 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews



During its epic 3,5 hours of duration I managed to make some coffee, fry some eggs and let me assure you that I was a totally different man when it ended - It made me think about the real meaning of life, its beauty and subsequent horrors which we all go through at some point in our existence.

This is sophisticated film-making at its best.


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