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Dead Leaves (2004)

Deddo ribusu (original title)
Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
Retro (voice)
Takako Honda ...
Pandy (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ...
Galactica (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ...
666 (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
777 (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ...
Drill (voice)
Wataru Takagi ...
Dr. Yabu (voice)
Masami Iwasaki ...
Sergeant (voice)
Yasuyuki Kase ...
Train Driver (voice)
Eiji Takemoto ...
Tank Driver (voice)
Hidenobu Kiuchi ...
Guard A (voice)
Takeshi Maeda ...
Guard B (voice)
Masakazu Suzuki ...
Guard C (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki ...
Guard D (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
Inmate Next Door (voice)
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Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Breaking out of prison was never this much...fun?


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Quotes

666: TIME TO POOP!
Retro: ...Poop?
Chinko Doll: Poop.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Moon
by DJ SHINKAWA vs Future Breeze
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Ride and a half! Well worth a go! (But not for the overly conservative)
16 January 2010 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

As the above reviews imply this flick is utter insanity, but brilliant insanity! Thoughtful, creative and brutally raw Dead Leaves is essentially a Japanese acid trip in prison. Full pointless filthy creations that can quite literally only work and defecate! The creators are not surprisingly complete lunatics (But just the sort of guys you would love to have a drink with). The directors commentary is hilarious, opening with the pair discussing how long they have been in the bar drinking before even mentioning the film itself.

Involving the producers of Ghost in the Shell, three drunken Japanese legends claimed to have blown nearly the entire budget in the first ten minutes of the picture. A Dramatic but classic car chase between our protagonists' (one with a TV on his head, the other a strange clown looking woman.) Who set out on a ten-minute trail of destruction through an urban futuristic city, until their exploits dump them into the highest security prison on the moon.

The budget constrictions become so obvious throughout the rest of the picture but rather than holding back, these constraints actually add to films aesthetic affect. It's a comedy more than anything and these financial problems heighten the comedic factor to a great extent. Also the animation is inventive and affective, a simplistic style of animation that would in fact require enormous artistic talent on the part of the animators. Very typical of the best new styles of animation whereby extreme complexity creates a beautifully simplistic image. (Cartoon Networks Samurai Jack being a great example of such an animative style.) Dead Leaves is great fun, a new experience and not for faint-hearted or over conservative. As I say it's raw, brutal and blunt; the writers have held back in no respects whatsoever, putting the true dark extremities of the human consciousness into a comic script. So for fans of the genre or newbie's who want to see something crazy, off world and unimaginable – Dead Leaves is well worth a watch. You may feel slightly offended but will certainly not miss 55 minutes of your life! Enjoy.


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