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14 January 2006 (Japan) See more »
Tamura is an average divorced salary-man in Japan - and also a man-sized, suit-and-tie wearing, bipedal koala bear. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Minoru Kawasaki 
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Minoru Kawasaki 
Masakazu Migita 

Produced by
Shuntarô Kanai .... producer
Cinematography by
Yasutaka Nagano 

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Also Known As:
"Koara kachô" - Japan (original title)
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85 min

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8 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Eh, not horrible., 20 January 2009
Author: iandaemon from Pittsburgh, PA

I have no idea why people say ''Executive Koala'' is hard to understand. Almost everything is explained, bluntly, and the story is pretty linear. Aside from being unfinished, this movie is pretty simple.

Described as a ''psychological thriller wrapped up in the packaging of a nonsense comedy--with giant animal characters'', I expected this to be humorous, at least slightly. No. ''Executive Koala'' wasn't even humorous accidentally! (Well, I guess if you find ax murder hilarious it could be.)

So it's not funny. But this is supposed to be a convoluted storyline that (in the words of one reviewer) ''...changes direction frequently, especially in the thirrd act, when the plot changes several times...''. Sorry, it fails there too.

I found the plot very linear, the story unfinished, and the movie fairly...simple. There are no ''plot twists and turns'', nothing ''funny'', and definitely nothing nonsensical.

In the end,''Executive Koala'' isn't a total waste of time, it's just EXTREMELY misrepresented by its advertising.

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