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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
if you're not Japanese, and have lived in Japan, watch this movie, 29 September 2010
Author: arjuna from Switzerland

This is the kind of movie I would have liked to have written myself about Japan and the foreigner experience. This is a well-written, original, totally tongue-in-cheek farce. Foreigners living in Japan spend all of their time talking about the strangeness of the experience, but it had yet to be made into good literature. It's hard to be funny (as a comedy or satire) for the full duration of a movie, and also all movies, in general, tend to founder and become clichéd in the second half, after their structural pretexts have been presented. But this one continues to deliver and be trenchantly funny and topical and original all the way through. That is rare for a comic piece. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on it, especially for anyone who has lived as a foreigner in Japan, or any Japanese who have had close relations with foreigners in Japan. People who don't know Japan will not understand the farce, and will not like this movie. People who know Japan will be rolling in the aisles.

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