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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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  (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
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
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 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:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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References Ring (1998)See more »
I Will SurviveSee more »


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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Film Style 10+!, 1 September 2006
Author: kmevy from Graz, Austria

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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