Insutanto numa (2009)

 |  Comedy  |  23 May 2009 (Japan)
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Haname Jinchoge
Morio Kazama ...
Light bulb
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Midori Jinchoge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôko Aida ...
Wakako Iiyama
Eri Fuse ...
Sen Ichinose
Yûko Genkaku
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Kankurô Kudô ...
Detective Sawaragi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Futa Amayo
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Toshifumi Muramatsu ...
Yôichi Nukumizu ...
Salary man
Takashi Sasano ...


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Instant Fun
9 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

After watching "Adrift In Tokyo", I couldn't wait to check out other works from director Satoshi Miki. So, hoping for the best, and intrigued by the one review I had read, I decided to risk this. I was not disappointed.

"Instant Swamp"'s masterful hyperactive opening lets you know right away that this is not your regular quirky movie. However it's a bit of a red herring, at least in the beginning, as it takes some time to get used to the not-that-fast pace and the characters' mannerisms. But once I was in, I was hooked.

This is full of surprises, and I was glad to see a movie that wasn't either too predictable nor too weird. It's hilarious too, some times very subtly, but still packed with gags. I can't say enough good things about the acting, specially Morio Kazama (Light Bulb) and Kumiko Asô (Haname), who carries this movie and really makes it work.

As in "Tenten", half the fun here is in experiencing the events unfold, in a sort of free-form mode. The plot is about Haname, a (very) lively young woman. Among many other things, her mother goes into a coma and Haname wants to find out about her toys which she threw into an allegedly "cursed" swamp. Doesn't help much, right? Don't worry though... one thing I can guarantee is that there isn't a single depressing or boring moment in this film.

This isn't for everyone, that's for sure. Those with low tolerance to people constantly screaming in Japanese, fantastic/ridiculous events and somewhat aimless humor will be quick to dismiss this one. But if you like Miki's style or you're a fan of over-the-top quirkiness and fun, chances are you'll be satisfied.

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