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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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Modo de Sobrevivência 5  »

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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Film Style 10+!
1 September 2006 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of my favorites!

There are so many creative and innovative ideas and genuine rip-off's of clichés. A real fun to watch. And the stunning art style ... never seen a so detailed and thought-out flick like this one. Even when you watching this film a second time you still might get lost in figuring out all these details.

Music was also perfectly used; a 100% match with the art style (something like Rock/Pop ...(?).. well, you'll get it when you see it) Even the slower and moderate background music (simple piano chords), which was used in the middle of the film for quite a long time, was also a consummate choice.

The highlight, alongside the art style, of this movie was definitely characters and acting. Every one of them really stand out. Some of the reviews complained about a cliché-kind of presentation of Vinnie Jones. You know, this was intentionally; hinting at the cliché image of Gaikokujin (foreigners) in japan. It is just an amazing performance of the entire cast.

If i happen to see this movie presented in an art exhibition, i wouldn't be surprised at all. A real masterpiece, though some might only like it, but not love it, as i do ... well, too bad! ;)


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