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2LDK (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 4 October 2003 (Japan)
Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive!

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Nozomi and Lana share an apartment in Tokyo. They have both auditioned for the same role in a movie, and know that the shortlist has been cut down to just the two of them. As they wait the night before finding out who will get the role, their personality clashes erupt into an all-out battle. Written by feardeathbywater

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The film's title has two origins. Firstly in the film, the apartment where everything occurs is numbered 2LDK. Secondly in Japan it is a way of describing the apartment. The number of bedrooms, L = Living Room, D = Dining Room, K = Kitchen So therefore 2LDK. Apartment sizes start at 1R (A studio with integrated kitchen) and go up. See more »

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[Lana and Nazomi have knives in each others throats]
Lana: That feels nice.
Nozomi: We'll regret this.
Lana: What a relief.... Good luck.
Nozomi: ...You too.
[both pull their knives out]
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Crazy, dark and nasty yet entertaining satire on the woes of living with others.
7 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this at a double bill showing with another film, and truthfully watching this film is amongst the best joys I've had for a long while. Film centres round two ambitious girls one night in their shared flat who are aiming for the same sole role in a film. The girls are like chalk and cheese together, yet they appear to grudgingly tolerate each other at first, although each dislikes the other intensely and try to tease and annoy the other subtly. But as the tension gets cranked and the stress levels rise, the Chinese wall between them comes down and the rivalry becomes physical.

The action comes thick and fast in this not overly long film, but the acting is wonderful from the two girls, and the dialogue is sharp. Frighteningly, it is as real as life itself and will remind many (including myself!) of what it is truly like living with others (its not like "Friends"). This film is like a proverbial brick being thrown at your head, but it is fun, like a "Tom and Jerry" movie with humans in many ways.

Compared to many films coming from the Asian extreme range, this is a little dilute in comparison, so if you are curious about them, yet don't think you can stomach the stronger themed films, then this is a great entry point. Wicked fun, yet violent at times, but you will certainly be entertained. A cool night out! No classic, but very worthy of attention, and I will definitely be looking out for the directors future work as it comes out.


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