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Five bizarre stories, with no apparently connections, get intertwined resulting in a surreal situation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (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
Magy
Tae Kimura ... Stewardess
Kôtarô Shiga ... Taxi Driver
Piêru Taki ... Cop
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
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Rinko Kikuchi

Ryô Kase ... Actor in Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)
Masahiko Kawahara ... Director - Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)
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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 Shiguma 
 
Film Editing by
Gen Sekiguchi 
Taku Tada 
 
Stunts
Kensuke Sonomura .... stunt rigger
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
 
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Ian Carrington .... assistant: Vinnie Jones
 

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Japan:120 min | Germany:120 min
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Aman's wife:[mouthed out] Bye-Bye.See more »
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References The Shining (1980)See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy, 13 August 2008
Author: pmdawn

Just like Seal's 90's hit, "in a world full of people, there's always someone to fly". I would describe this movie as both an expression and example of the people who 'try to fly' - and they are usually considered crazy in society. They try different, previously unheard of things, and sometimes it's genius and sometimes it's a dud. But hey, at least they try.

This movie is absurdingly complicated in a first viewing, yet it delivers with, yes, absolute style. On a second viewing the themes become more apparent, and this is a movie you'll want to see (at least) twice.

Five stories are intertwined, sometimes subtly and others obviously, Tarantino/Ritchie mode, and they all deal with crazy stuff. This is a visual and stylish delight, as well as little bit of a mindtrip. There's symbolism if you look hard enough, but the joy of the movie is the way it deals with different themes - homosexuality, identity, love and death - and shows us that life is indeed a little bit crazy.

Recommended. 8/10

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