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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Keisuke Katsura
Akiko Monô ...
Eri Momozaki
Tamaki Ogawa ...
Kaoru Momozaki
Kumiko Asô ...
Mika Andou
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Ryuutarou Takayama
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Ryou Kuroki
Morio Kazama ...
Maki kantoku (Director)
Shôichirô Akaboshi ...
Fujisawa jokantoku (Assistant director)
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Kengo Kawase (as Piêru Taki)
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Shunsuke Yamamoto
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Dr. Danny Moreno
Kei Tani ...
Ninja - Kagemaru
Makoto Ohtake ...
Video-editor no Wada (as Makoto Ôtake)
Ren Ôsugi ...
Telebi-kyoku Hensei-buchou no Kuroiwa
Kitarô ...
Telebi-kyoku Hensei-buchou
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Keisuke, an aspiring samurai-movie actor lands a major role in a new film, but must contend with a director who has nothing but scorn for him, but who continually fawns over the film's obnoxious ham of a star. Meanwhile, Keisuke has been dumped by his girlfriend, Eri, after she becomes heartbroken when he considers working full-time as a bar manager rather than pursuing his dream. Through her job as a translator, she meets an Italian professor who claims to talk to trees, and who immediately starts trying to woo her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Buddhist statue that can be seen in the background behind Eri and Danny was used previously in _Samurai Fiction (1998)_ in a similar forest. See more »

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A beautifully shot, entertaining film...
25 October 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I watched this one only yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Where some others may claim this film to be a case of "style over substance", I whole-heartedly disagree.

Eri is suffering a trauma after splitting with her ex which causes her to become mute. Meanwhile, the said ex is pursuing his ambition to become an actor, which we find out as the film progresses, was the chief cause for them breaking up.

With a powerful message conveyed underneath the story of how each copes following the break-up, this film oozes style and beauty - and given the underlying theme, it's obvious why it was shot in such a way.

True, it's not hilarious all the way through, but there are some very funny moments during this drama/romance/comedy which actually made me laugh out loud.

I would recommend this film to anybody who is looking for something a little different... just try to stomach the really annoying American and you'll be okay.


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