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Cast

  (in credits order)
Masatoshi Nagase ... Shunichirô Miki
Keisuke Horibe ... Shingo Sonoda
Yoshinori Okada ... Todohei Todohira
Akemi Kobayashi ... Kana Mitsukoshi

Tadanobu Asano ... Okita Souji

Yoshio Harada ... Captain Banana
Tatsuya Gashûin ... Wakagashi (Chû Isomura)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ryô Kase ... Mini-market employee
Yoneko Matsukane ... Travel Agent
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Baldie
Nobuto Okamoto
Rumi
Yôhachi Shimada
Seiji Tanaka ... Teacher
Yôji Tanaka
Kanji Tsuda ... Desk Clerk
Ren Ôsugi ... Doctor

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Katsuhito Ishii 
 
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Katsuhito Ishii 

Produced by
Hilo Iizumi .... producer
Shunsuke Koga .... producer
Kazuto Takida .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Shimoji 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Machida 
 
Film Editing by
Yumiko Doi 
 
Art Direction by
Yuji Tsuzuki 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tenpei Masuda .... first assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Taro Kimura .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... animator
Takeshi Koike .... lead animator
 
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Peter Chung .... director: credit sequence
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
party 10, 18 August 2005
Author: squelcho

I was expecting a livelier affair than this after watching Sharkskin Man, but that didn't stop me enjoying it. The dialogue in the hotel reception, the fabulous peep suite, and the pivotal travel agency, eclipsed the rather predictable goings on in the hotel room itself. Not much happens, but the finer parts of the script, and the absurdity inherent in Captain Banana's dual existence as yakuza boss and superheroic peeper kept me interested. Nowhere near as satisfying as Sharskin Man and Peach Hip Girl, although the anime title sequence is probably worth the price of admission on its own. How long before my rental store has a copy of Trava?

Katsuhito Ishii has his own unique style with live action movies. Unique enough to interest me in seeing his third and fourth films. I can understand why some people think it's all style and no substance, but I'm old enough to remember people saying the same thing about Clockwork Orange and Diva when they were first released. This is a conversational film with a lazy feel about it, but that doesn't prevent it from being amusing, or looking good in a nonchalant absurdist fashion. All ten of the featured actors seem to be enjoying themselves immensely, and the final scene, interwoven with the credits, is sublimely funny. Maybe Ishii's habit of mixing the credits into the finale is his way of making sure that everyone involved actually gets some recognition for their efforts.

Here's hoping that one of the more progressive European distributors will eventually realise that there's a wider audience for Ishii's work outside Japan.

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