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Shunichirô Miki
Keisuke Horibe ...
Shingo Sonoda
Yoshinori Okada ...
Todohei Todohira
Akemi Kobayashi ...
Kana Mitsukoshi
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Tatsuya Gashûin ...
Wakagashi (Chû Isomura)
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Yoneko Matsukane ...
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Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Baldie
Ren Ohsugi ...
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Nobuto Okamoto ...
Ryûjirô Okita
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Yôhachi Shimada ...
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Seiji Tanaka ...
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Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the briefcase, another mobster sent to kill them, master voyeur Captain Banana and his new apprentice, The Mister Yellow. Who will end up with the money? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A crazy Get-Together definitely worth joining! ;)
17 November 2007 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

Being my second Ishii movie after "Taste of Tea" "Party7" simply amazed me with its unique style, character-design and hilarious dialog. Now i am really looking forward to all the other films!! ;)

Some reviews criticized the fact that there is no actual story. Well, in my opinion there ARE actually multiple stories packed within the characters and in the way of directing. Simply the appearance of the cast is telling its own story; about the characters past, about their minds, even about humans in general; about their behavior etc. An interesting element of this film is that all these hilariously comedic elements are linked to tragedy. If you look closely at all these protagonists you won't overlook the fact that all of them are bearing a burden related to their past. The line between comedy and tragedy is often being crossed, but it is amazingly well executed; i would even say in a poetic way.

There isn't a need for typical ways of storytelling. Especially the lacking of such typical elements makes Ishii's films so unique, interesting and funny. It has even a little bit of an impressionistic vibe ;) But there is at least one story-related twist which brings this film niftily to an end.

Oh!! I mustn't forget to mention again that all these ideas and dialogs are simply ingenious!! Although some might not enjoy the "slightly" kinky Japanese humor ... well! In that case: My deepest condolences!! ;P


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