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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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  (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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12 out of 13 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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