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Joe Odagiri ...
Fumiya Takemura
Tomokazu Miura ...
Aiichiro Fukuhara
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Makiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Fufumi
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Kumiko Asô ...
Mikaduki Shizuka
Eri Fuse ...
Sendai
Kami Hiraiwa ...
Naomi
Tomoko Hirata
Leona Hirota ...
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Yoshizumi Ishihara ...
Young Man of Jelly Shop
Mitsuko Ishii ...
Tatako
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Kunimatsu
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Old Lady Walking Backwards
Ittoku Kishibe
Miyuki Komagata
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Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad sack has a debt of 800,000 yen. Fukuhara, a surly debt collector with a glorious mullet, is on his case. After roughing Takemura up, he gives him an ultimatum-72 hours to pay up, or else. Takemura barely has his wits about him again when he runs across Fukuhara a second time, and this time the thug has a different proposal-a walk. That's right, in exchange for a million yen, Takemura must accompany Fukuhara on a walk across the city of Tokyo. Starting in a distant corner of the city, they begin their trek towards downtown, striking up a conversation. It's at this point that Fukuhara admits that he's recently killed his wife, and intends to turn himself in at Kasumagaseki police station-because, he says, it's the finest in town. The pair's itinerary, however, is hardly a quick and direct one. The ... Written by Nicolas Archambault for Fantasia Film Festival

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Fufumi: [singing in shower] Korake's Karako's bed... it's a medaka... in the river... it's not very appealing...
Aiichiro Fukuhara: What's that song?
Makiko: Don't know, but she always sings that.
Fufumi: She's pretty weird, isn't she?
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Bonding between two men in japan, in a father and son like relationship
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is basically a bonding film with two guys, where they build a relationship by going from point A to point B. And for the most part it's a fascinating and intriguing journey that has a lot of reference to Japanese culture and entertainment. The plot revolves around a guy that is in debt and gets in trouble with the debt collector. Later the debt collector gives him a solution to the problem, by going on a walk with him to a specific destination he would give him a lot of money. The main reason that interested me on the journey was the question why the debt collector would choose that man to go on a walk with him. I really liked the style and direction of this movie, especially with it's awkward scenarios and awkward humor in this. It pretty much was a engaging movie all the way through, mainly because of the direction of it all. To anyone who enjoys watching Japanese style and humor while going from point A to point B without it being dull, should check this movie out.

8/10


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