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Yuiko Miura (written by) and
Yukihiko Tsutsumi (writer)
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Release Date:
4 October 2003 (Japan) See more »
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! Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Eiko Koike ... Nozomi
Maho Nonami ... Rana
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisuke Kizaki

Directed by
Yukihiko Tsutsumi 
Writing credits
Yuiko Miura (written by)

Yukihiko Tsutsumi  writer

Produced by
Yûji Ishida .... producer
Mitsuru Itô .... planner
Shin'ya Kawai .... supervising producer
Kazuki Manabe .... producer
Susumu Nakazawa .... producer
Munehiro Umemura .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Ito 
Production Design by
Hisao Inagaki 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist

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Japan:70 min | UK:66 min
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When Nozomi is hit in the face by the eggs, they are thrown by director Yukihiko Tsutsumi.See more »
[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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A well crafted movie, though it came up short of perfection, 13 September 2004
Author: trunggap (trunggap) from USA

The plot is simple. It's about a rivalry between two aspiring actresses (Nozomi and Lana) competing for a leading role in a movie. They share an apartment (2 bedrooms with living room, dining and kitchen), in which this film is confined to. Nozomi is a quiet, shy, small-town, anal-retentive girl, who wants to make something of herself. While her roommate Lana is an attractive bimbo, b-rated star seeing this as her last opportunity to stardom. Both girls have issues. Nozomi didn't want to follow her sister's foot step of marrying a guy and fall into a typical Japanese wife role. At the same time, she's finding it's hard to attain the guy she want. Now Lana ridden with guilt because she had a relationship with a married man (she didn't know he was married) which lead to the suicide of his wife and baby. With stress and pressure of only one going to get the leading role in the movie the friction between them increase, as they head spiral down in despair.

2LDK started out very well. This is a minimalist movie, though the battle scene dragged out a little too long with little to added to the story. I just wish that they could show the escalation a little better. "Battle of the Roses" did a better job with the escalation. "Battle of the Roses" is just a better movie (unless you're looking more Asian style violent). Both actresses seem to play their part pretty good. The first 15 minutes of the film was really good...I really enjoyed the dialogs. The production is good, without anything out of place or lacking.

Bottom line: It's a minimalist version of War or Roses with more violence.

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