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Kazuki Kaneshiro (novel)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 2001 (Japan) See more »
41 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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well done representative of "cool" Japanese cinema See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Sugihara

Ko Shibasaki ... Sakurai Tsubaki (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shinobu Ôtake ... Michiko (mother of Sugihara)
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Hideyoshi (father of Sugihara)
Hirofumi Arai ... Won-su
Mitsu Murata ... Katô
Takato Hosoyamada ... Jeong-il
Min Kim ... Naomi
Gye-nam Myeong ... Staff member of South Korean embassy
Tarô Yamamoto ... Tawake
Ren Ôsugi ... Taxi driver
Sansei Shiomi ... Mr. Kim
Masato Hagiwara ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anri Ban ... Kaori
Taro Fujioka
Ginpuncho ... Sakurai's mother
Mitsuru Hirata ... Film star
Atsushi Ida
Hikaru Ijûin
Ryuzo Ishida
Tomoko Ishikawa
Shunsuke Kariya
Itsuki Kawaharada
Takashi Kikuchi
Maria Kitazawa
Ryôsuke Koshiba
Ayaka Maeda ... Girl with Dog
Atsushi Matsuda
Asami Mizukawa ... Korean in the tube station
Takeshi Nakajima
Gouki Nishimura

Rina Takagi ... Sakurai's sister
Yôji Tanaka
Kanji Tsuda ... Henchman of Kato's father
Kôichi Ueda ... Kato's father

Directed by
Isao Yukisada 
Writing credits
Kazuki Kaneshiro (novel)

Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)

Produced by
Shigeyuki Endô .... planner
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... producer
Hijiri Taguchi .... line producer
Original Music by
Yôko Kumagai  (as Meyna Co.)
Hidehiko Urayama  (as Meyna Co.)
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Imai 
Production Design by
Hiroshi Wada 
Art Direction by
Hiroshi Wada 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Junya Ikegami .... assistant director
Sound Department
Kanehiro Sibayama .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Hitoshi Takaya .... gaffer
Casting Department
Masunobu Motokawa .... casting coordinator
Transportation Department
Everett Everett .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Mizuho Kudô .... script supervisor

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122 min
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Continuity: When the Korean girl at the station grabs the stabbed neck, her hand is already covered in blood.See more »


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well done representative of "cool" Japanese cinema, 26 March 2003
Author: andmorris ( from Poughkeepsie, New York

I love this movie. Not only is Yusuke Kubozuka the man but this movie is just done really really well. It is a very good combination of stylistically surreal scenes such as the basketball scene and the race against the train, along with a plot that delves into issues that are very prevalent in Japanese society. A good friend of mine has experienced quite a bit of this prejudice in Japan being of partially Korean descent. It's actually been a little while since I've seen the movie so I can't really comment on too much of the specifics, but I just remember it as being a very intense experience that came through on a number of levels, combining an interesting love story, cool action sequences, humor, social commentary, and a coming of age story all into one amazing movie. Also it was great to see the actor who played the father again because he was so cool back in "Tampopo".

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