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Executive Koala (2005)
"Koara kachô" (original title)

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Tamura is an average divorced salary-man in Japan - and also a man-sized, suit-and-tie wearing, bipedal koala bear.

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Tamura is an average divorced salary-man in Japan - and also a man-sized, suit-and-tie wearing, bipedal koala bear. Though not a human, he's a successful business-man with ventures over-seas who refuses to play official politics. And what more could you possibly demand from cinema?. Tamura's corporate life-style is severely cramped when his humane sweet-heart Yoko is mysteriously murdered and he finds himself a suspect with the police. Even worse, he learns the he is their only suspect. Tamura sets out on a mission to prove his innocence but is haunted by disturbing lapses in his memory. Does the Executive Koala truly know himself? Written by Anonymous

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Executive Koala (2005)
26 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bizarre hardly begins to describe this peculiar offering. Tamura is a divorced company employee about to embark on a new venture with his company. Suddenly is sweetheart is found murdered and he's the prime suspect. Did I mention that Tamura is a koala? No? Oh! The fact that he is a koala doesn't seem to have any bearing on the plot at all. It's more of a strange distraction from the films inability to focus. By the time it gets to amnesia, implanted memories, and a shady past, it is all a bit too much. Certainly enjoyable at times, but when switching from dreamlike martial art sequences and axe murder, you can't really fathom what it's aiming to do.


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