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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jô Odagiri ...
Fumiya Takemura
Tomokazu Miura ...
Aiichiro Fukuhara
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Makiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Fufumi
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Mikaduki Shizuka
Eri Fuse ...
Sendai
Kami Hiraiwa ...
Naomi
Tomoko Hirata
Reona Hirota ...
Kaburagi
Yoshizumi Ishihara ...
Young Man of Jelly Shop
Mitsuko Ishii ...
Tatako
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Kunimatsu
Ittoku Kishibe
Miyuki Komagata
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Tomobe
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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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Fumiya Takemura: Happiness creeps into you so quietly that you don't notice, but misfortune arrives very abruptly.
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Awesome little film
8 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

For someone who as seen his fair share off quirky\artistic comedies i engaged into this story somewhat reluctantly, and i did role my eyes at some of the intentionally oddball jokes, before i decided that i actually liked where it was going. Its not a film i laughed much at, but during the last third or so, but it left me grinning, and in a elevated state of mind. Really. Awesome little film this.

It concerns a student and debt collector of the mafia, roaming the streets of Tokeyo for three days, and their pretty much random encounters and(small)adventures. Its directed with lightly and competent hands.

Parts i really liked:

1. The electric guitar weirdo roaming the streets of Tokeyo. Awesome! Not sure why the student lost respect for him because he was polite to the cops. I though he handled that very nice.

2. The student choking at the curry (that wasn't even spicy). This is a touching feel good moment handled precisely right!

3. The two main characters.

This really reminded me why watched films to begin with.


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