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Adrift in Tokyo (2007) Movie Review

23 February 2012 7:07 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

“Adrift in Tokyo” (released domestically as “Tenten”) is a 2007 outing from cult favourite director Satoshi Miki, who has been responsible for some of the best loved of the recent wave of eccentric Japanese comedies, including “Instant Swamp” and “Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers”. Headlined by the extremely effective pairing of actors Joe Odagiri (“I Wish”, “Shinobi”) and Tomokazu Miura (“The Taste of Tea”), the film is a whimsical stroll through the city, with the two getting caught up in the kind of odd events and unexpected adventures that Miki has become so well known for. The film finally lands on region 2 DVD via Third Window on February 27th. Joe Odagiri plays slacker and eternal student type Takemura, the film opening with him having a sock stuffed in his mouth by debt collector Fukuhara (Tomokazu Miura) in an effort to try to get him to finally pay off his mountain of bills. »

- James Mudge

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Third Window Films Announces Miki Satoshi’s ‘Adrift in Tokyo’ coming to DVD February 27th

22 February 2012 3:07 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Third Window Films continue to do amazing work for the distribution of Asian films…

Adrift in Tokyo

(Cert Tbc)


A film by Miki Satoshi

(Instant Swamp, Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers)


Best Script / Best Film (Special Mention) – Fantasia Film Festival

Best Supporting Actor – Kinema Junpo Awards, Closing Film – Toronto Reel Asian Ff

- Synopsis -

Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long as Fumiya agrees to walk with him across Tokyo to the police station of Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. Not having much choice, Fumiya accepts the deal. Thus begins their journey which will lead them to various unusual encounters, most of all with themselves. »

- Tiger33

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Adrift In Tokyo DVD From Third Window 27th February!

3 February 2012 10:20 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Third Window's latest release, Adrift in Tokyo, is coming to DVD on February 27th.This is their third Miki Satoshi film, and one that hasn't been released on Us DVD, though it is available in Canada. In celebration of this release, Third Window are also compiling their first box set, the Miki Satoshi Collection, featuring Adrift in Tokyo, Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers, and Instant Swamp. The two older features are fantastic, and I can't wait to check out Adrift.  The box set is on sale for a ridiculously low price at Amazon right now, so if you don't have the other two films, you'll want to get in on the deal before that price goes up!  Here are the details for Adrift in Tokyo:Adrift in »

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