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9 Souls (2003)
"Nain souruzu" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  19 July 2003 (Japan)
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Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them... See full summary »

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Torakichi Hasegawa
Ryûhei Matsuda ...
Michiru Kaneko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Genta Dairaku ...
Ichiro Ushiyama
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Noboru Kaneko
Yû Fujiki ...
Restaurant Owner
Asami Imajuku ...
Kishin
Jun Inoue ...
Nakayama
Itsuji Itao ...
Fujio Kamei
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Yurina
Chihara Junia ...
Kazuma Kuruma (as Kôji Chihara)
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Tamori
Jun Kunimura ...
Yamamoto
Kotomi Kyôno ...
Yoshiko
Akaji Maro ...
Owner of Candy Shop
Takako Matsu ...
Yuki
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Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them about, divide it, then part ways. They make it to the site where the money is supposed to be hidden, and then one by one, each seeks out the place he wants to be, a version of home, somewhere to connect. Will it end well for any of them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Torakichi: We live in the asshole of the universe. Which makes us constipated shit and the guards diuretics.
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Very bloody and violent, strays off course, but unique.
9 February 2004 | by (Oakland/CA) – See all my reviews

There were a few disturbing scenes in this movie. One early in the beginning, and most in the later parts. I'm the type of movie viewer that goes out of my way to avoid violence and gore, and I didn't see this one coming from the description and being that it is billed as a comedy.

But having said all that, I found it to be an interesting look into Japanese life that we never see including scenes of run down neighborhoods and poverty. Also the way the gang communicated to each other goes against everything we were taught or shown about Japanese culture.

I think it's a good movie. The gore and the one disturbing scene was totally unnecessary in my eyes. If that had been omitted, I would probably have given this a rating of 8 or 9.


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