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Hitoshi Matsumoto ...
The Man
David Quintero ...
Escargot Man, Antonio's Father
Luis Accinelli ...
Antonio's Uncle
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Antonio's Mother (as Lillian Tapia)
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Karen
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Antonio
Ivana Wong ...
Antonio's Sister
Arkangel De La Muerte ...
Aguila De Plata
Matcho Panpu ...
Tequila Joe (as Misuteru Kakao)
Dick Togo ...
El Super Demonio (as Dick Tôgô)
Salam Diagne ...
African Tribesman
Stuart-O.
Chris Gurundy
Nik Sliwerski
Jonathan Hicks
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A man wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and setting in motion a genuinely bizarre chain of events. Soon the imprisoned man is engaged in absurd and hilarious attempts to escape the gleaming room, releasing random objects from the walls, creating a life sized mouse trap game in which a rope, a toilet plunger and an earthenware jug full of sushi might just be the keys to his escape. Meanwhile, in a dusty town, a green masked Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match. His family gathers around him, worried about his seeming impassivity before battle. Written by Anonymous

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I loved it... but could have ended up hating it just as well
20 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, and I loved it!

In retrospect, I could have ended up hating it just as well!

Shinboru is a very odd situational comedy. It's silly yet artsy, thoughtful in parts, anarchic in its delivery and overall nuts. To this day, I have no idea what it was about, its meaning, what it's meant to *symbolize*.

I enjoyed it immensely, though, and found it especially hilarious with the geeky festival crowd commenting irreverently at the screen. It might not be as fun if you're watching it alone in your living room.


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