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Five bizarre stories, with no apparently connections, get intertwined resulting in a surreal situation.

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Reika Hashimoto ...
Mimi - Ishigaki's wife
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Yoko, Commercial Executive
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Aoyama, the Hypnotist
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Tatsuya Kobayashi
Yumi Asô ...
Misa, Kobayashi's wife
Kanji Tsuda ...
Tsuda - Burglar
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Morishita - Burglar
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J - Burglar
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ...
Katagiri - Interpreter
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Hired Killer
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Kazama - Advertising Company President (as Sonny Chiba)
Shihori Kanjiya ...
Kaho Kobayashi
Tomokazu Miura ...
Doctor Yamauchi
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ...
Seiichi Kobayashi
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A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkable inane idea after another; a British hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and an unfortunate office worker and father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance. Starting off as unrelated plot lines, they intertwine with each other as they continue on their respective ways. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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One of the greatest things ever
24 November 2013 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the greatest comedies ever done and it really owns every Will Ferrel, Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler comedies combined.

The plot is really weird and hard to describe as it follows multiple stories and characters: a man who tries to keep his wife pretty much dead, a father who worked up until now as a businessman believes now that he is a bird, a woman who is crazy about making weird commercials and a hit-man who wonders what is the function in life of the people he meets in this film and so on. It's easy to say that this isn't one of those stupid comedies that depend on Jim Carrey doing stupid faces the whole film and the best thing is that it still manages to make complete sense. It's like a psychedelic puzzle about humanity and its possibilities, like difference and acceptance, love and hatred, carelessness and 'too-lates'.. It's a funny movie, but there are sad and touching points too. With a very unexpected ending.

This film is pure craziness, the dialogues and the characters are hilarious (the fact that it has Vinnie Jones in it is laughable by itself) and the setting is so colorful that it breaks my heart this film hasn't been released on blu-ray yet. The rest of the cast includes Asano Tadanobu and Abe Hiroshi who are some of the best Japanese actors working today and yes, the soundtrack is awesome. I really really love this film.

9/10


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