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Big Man Japan (2007)
"Dai-Nihonjin" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  2 June 2007 (Japan)
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An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hitoshi Matsumoto ...
Masaru Daisatô / Dai-Nihonjin
Riki Takeuchi ...
Haneru-no-jû
Ua ...
Manager Kobori
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ...
Warabe-no-jû
Haruka Unabara ...
Shimeru-no-jû
Tomoji Hasegawa ...
Interviewer / Director
Itsuji Itao ...
Female Niou-no-jû
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...
Stay With Me
Takayuki Haranishi ...
Male Niou-no-jû
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Super Justice
Takuya Hashimoto ...
Midon
Taichi Yazaki ...
Daisatô's Grandfather
Shion Machida ...
Daisatô's Ex-wife
Atsuko Nakamura ...
Bar Proprietress Azusa
Daisuke Nagakura ...
Daisatô's Grandfather - Younger
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An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings. The giant and the monsters are computer-generated. Written by Ed

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,133 (USA) (15 May 2009)

Gross:

$40,257 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Refreshing change from your typical monster movie
15 September 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I got a chance to see this at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I found this to be a quite refreshing and one of the more original films I've seen in the past little while.

A brief synopsis, is that a documentary film crew follows a mid-age slacker who basically has nothing going for him in life... but what's odd is he has the power to grow to the size of a building and fight monsters ("baddies").

The comedy during the interviews and daily life of Dai is very subtle. There is no music track and his facial expression are very mute. The monster scenes are hilarious, and the last 10 minutes made me laugh so hard.

If you are very open minded with comedy, this is for you, but don't expect a typical giant monster movie.


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