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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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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

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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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Laugh? I nearly started, 18 May 2007
Author: CountZero313 from Japan

Let's get the bottom line out of the way first: Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu isn't funny. Given the fame and high profile of the film this is parodying, it is a brilliant idea with huge comic potential. Tragically, the execution fails to mine even a fraction of that potential. I smiled at the "gaijin report," weather forecast-style reporting of gaijin 'fronts' around the country. The Chinese and Korean leaders reduced to vaudeville performing sidekicks of the Japanese PM was mildly amusing - ditto their revenge at the end of the film. I came to the film expecting outrageous laugh-out-loud moments but barely managed a titter. In a film like this, we expect the low production value, cheesy effects, ham-fisted acting and nondescript casting. We put up with them in the hope that all the effort has gone into the script. Admirably, the film takes pot-shots at both gaijin and Japanese pretensions. Unfortunately, at the risk of repeating myself, it just isn't funny. In fact, most of the time it is downright boring. All in all, a missed opportunity.

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