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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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poorly intertwined but you shouldn't care! See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tadanobu Asano ... Aman
Reika Hashimoto ... Mimi - Ishigaki's wife

Kyôko Koizumi ... Yoko, Commercial Executive

Hiroshi Abe ... Aoyama, the Hypnotist
Ittoku Kishibe ... Tatsuya Kobayashi
Yumi Asô ... Misa, Kobayashi's wife
Kanji Tsuda ... Tsuda - Burglar
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Morishita - Burglar

Jai West ... J - Burglar
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ... Katagiri - Interpreter

Vinnie Jones ... Hired Killer

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Kazama - Advertising Company President (as Sonny Chiba)
Shihori Kanjiya ... Kaho Kobayashi
Tomokazu Miura ... Doctor Yamauchi
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Seiichi Kobayashi
Nina Uchida ... Maki - High School girl
Ayano Seki ... Hayashi - High School girl
Tae Kimura ... Stewardess
Kôtarô Shiga ... Taxi Driver

Pierre Taki ... Cop (as Piêru Taki)
Shirô Namiki ... Man from the drug company
Yuka Itaya ... Kazama's Secretary
Miako Tadano ... Mrs. Sasaki - Seiichi's Teacher
Nobumichi Tosa
Kenji Yamauchi
Asumi Miwa
Yamato Imamura ... Boy in Class
Kentaro Honma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rinko Kikuchi

Ryô Kase ... Actor in Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)
Masahiko Kawahara ... Director - Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)

Directed by
Gen Sekiguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taku Tada 

Produced by
Ryoichi Fukuyama .... producer
Hiroyuki Taniguchi .... producer
Original Music by
James Shimoji 
Cinematography by
Makoto Sigma  (as Makoto Shiguma)
Film Editing by
Gen Sekiguchi 
Taku Tada 
Kensuke Sonomura .... stunt rigger
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
Other crew
Ian Carrington .... assistant: Vinnie Jones

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Japan:120 min | Germany:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Hitman:[to Stewardess] Don't think too hard about it. Why don't you just follow your instincts, and give me an answer, NOW.
[begins to count down from ten]
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971)See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
poorly intertwined but you shouldn't care!, 12 April 2007
Author: rqwxyz from Argentina

There are 5 stories that somehow connect but not really intertwine (this is the deceptive part), however, I liked all of them, the movie puts a especial emphasis in bizarreness, but it doesn't go too far.

Wife and Husband- This is in fact the fantastic part of the movie, the silentness of the wife is the main tool for getting you into that sweet vacillation of whether things are real or not, but there are lot more, as the costumes she wears every time (Which reminds me to a movie knows as "héroe" by this latitudes) and the phase-shifts. Here we also have the sweet dose of violence.

Killers - I got pretty surprised when I ran into "Big Chris"! The contrast between Jones and the translator was way bizarre. There's not much going on here, since both of them are like a lone functional character.

Birdman- The "strange" vector of the film, yet the cutest, Keiichi's perspective keeps the frankness of children accurately. I LOVED the teacher scene.

Yoko the Creative- Oh god, Yoko's ideas for commercials are so unfunny they become funny, and Yoko is funny herself. Really laugh with the way she laughs and with the wild winking when she's having her "afflati". Here I may mark two characters I would had LOVED to see a little bit more of = The café girls. The accident girl was so funnily pathetic, and that were really strengthened by the uncaring friend. I wonder what would have happened to her if she'd got a third scene!!

The Housebreakers = And again we find a bizarre contrast, this time between the "ugly" and the "sexy" burglars. This story takes little of the film's length and it is also the most disconnected one, but adds a funky "sexuality" note.

And to finish, I liked the music.

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