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Writers:
Katsuhito Ishii (screenplay)
Hajime Ishimine (screenplay)
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Great film! Funny and arty at the same time! See more (15 total) »

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Directed by
Katsuhito Ishii 
Hajime Ishimine 
Shunichiro Miki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katsuhito Ishii  screenplay
Hajime Ishimine  screenplay
Shunichiro Miki  screenplay

Produced by
Norihisa Harada .... producer
Kensuke Shiga .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Machida 
Kosuke Matsushima 
 
Production Design by
Shinji Inoue 
 
Set Decoration by
Asako Ohta 
 
Makeup Department
Yachiyo Owatari .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kensuke Shiga .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Koichi Mori .... sound
Tsuyoshi Sakado .... sound
 
Animation Department
Takeshi Koike .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shiori Tomita .... wardrobe
Ikuko Utsunomiya .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Toru Midorikawa .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Groove .... driver
 
Other crew
Kaoruko Igarashi .... choreographer (as Kaoruko)
Ryô Kagawa .... choreographer
Kazuki Kobayashi .... choreographer
Kazutaka Sugitani .... choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Naisu no mori: The First Contact" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:150 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great film! Funny and arty at the same time!, 18 June 2007
Author: cj_haxholm from Denmark

i went to see this film without having the slightest clue about it....

and at first i was quite disappointed; some not very inspiring animations...but then,slowly it all grew, to be more and more crazy and unbelievable, and things accelerated a whole lot...

then it appears to be commercials within each other, gags, comedy shows, circus, small short stories and in a way they have nothing to do with each other and yet they make this incredible organic of well-composed-complex movie!

so a mix with low graphics (and high), fake commercials, beautiful scenes of landscapes and things like that...wow! so all in all the the best parts of Japanese experimental films + all the best from the(Japanese) pop culture...blend it, shake it...and voilà!

I was very glad i saw this movie! really!

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