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Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)
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2 September 2006 (Japan) See more »
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The World Sinks Except Japan: DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 22 November 2008, 2:08 AM, PST)

The World Sinks Except Japan: DVD review
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 22 November 2008, 2:08 AM, PST)

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I have no idea if they were kidding or not, but the film is very amateurish regardless. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kenji Kohashi
Shûji Kashiwabara
Masatoshi Matsuo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cynthia Cheston ... Mother
Blake Crawford ... Jerry Cruising

Avery Fane ... Bar gangster (as Avery Fane)
Hiroshi Fujioka
Delcea Mihaela Gabriela
Jon Heese ... President Pepiton
Arthur Kuroda
Takashi Matsuo
Ian Moore
Kenji Motomiya ... Gat
Takenori Murano
Ryôji Okamoto

Gregory Pekar ... Club Singer

Dave Spector ... Gaijin
Hitomi Takashima ... Shopping Housewife (as Hitomi Takashima)
Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Directed by
Minoru Kawasaki 
 
Writing credits
Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)

Masakazu Migita (screenplay) &
Minoru Kawasaki (screenplay)

Produced by
Akio Jissoji .... supervising producer
Minoru Kawasaki .... producer
Daisuke Niki .... producer
Masanobu Suzuki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masako Ishii 
 
Cinematography by
Takashi Suga 
 

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Also Known As:
"Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:98 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I have no idea if they were kidding or not, but the film is very amateurish regardless., 7 July 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"The World Sinks Except Japan" is set in the near future. It begins with the United States being destroyed by Earthquakes and floods--and millions of refugees pour into Europe, Australia and Asia. Then, one-by-one, the rest of the nations of the world suffer the same fate...except for Japan. As a result, the country is inundated with immigrants--and the Japanese soon get sick of all these poor freeloaders.

After having seen "The World Sinks Except Japan", I think it was a comedy--a parody of sorts. However, I am not really sure. Does it make fun of the old xenophobic Japan of the WWII era or is it really just a nasty xenophobic flick? I am not sure...and that alone make this a movie that isn't super-satisfying. However, whether it's a joke or not, you really can't help but notice that it's incredibly poorly made. Now part of this could be part of some joke (that I didn't at all understand) but seeing incredibly broad overacting, 'American' actors who can barely speak English at all (you'd think they'd hire more real Americans or actors who could at least approximate the language) and some tacky references (such as making Chinese and Korean leaders lapdogs of the Japanese in the movie--pretty tacky when you think about history and the 1930s) all made me just think the film was bad...and a bit dull to boot.

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