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Suite Dreams (2006)

Uchôten hoteru (original title)
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Heikichi Shindo
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Hana Takemoto
Kôichi Satô ...
Katsutoshi Mutôda
Shingo Katori ...
Kenji Tadano
Ryôko Shinohara ...
Yôko the Call Girl
Keiko Toda ...
Tokiko Yabe
Katsuhisa Namase ...
Takashi Seo
Kumiko Asô ...
Naomi Ohara
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Sakura Cherry
Joe Odagiri ...
Ukon
Takuzô Kadono ...
Mamoru Hotta
Susumu Terajima ...
Jose Kôchi
Kazuyuki Asano ...
Mamoru Jimbo
Yoshimasa Kondô ...
Naomasa Bandô
Jay Kabira ...
Tange (as Jay Kabira)
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References Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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3rd Movement from Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'
Written by Gustav Mahler
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Antoni Wit
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Hysterious
18 March 2006 | by (Kansai, Japan) – See all my reviews

The Uchouten Hotel, is, like the name suggests ("uchouten" means something like "to be beside oneself with joy") an extremely fast-paced, incredibly hysterical comedy by Koki Mitani (who also wrote and directed "Warai no Daigaku") about a very busy New Year's Eve in the five star Avanti hotel.

The comedy varies from situational comedy to elements of typical Japanese slapstick and spiced up with unexpected turnouts and embarrassing cock-ups for the main characters.

The film sports some of Japan's most popular actors, such as SMAP singer Katori Shingo and Yakusho Kouji, famous worldwide for his part in the recently Hollywood remade "Shall we Dansu?".

The movie is classical Japanese humour performed flawlessly without retreating too much to old clichéd banalities. I warmly recommend it to any lover of high-paced comedy.


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