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Thermae Romae (2012)

Terumae romae (original title)
Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to ... See full summary »

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Lucius
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Ceionius
Riki Takeuchi ...
Tateno
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Antoninus
Midoriko Kimura ...
Mami's mom
Katsuya ...
Marcus
Bunmei Tobayama ...
Kishimoto
Kei Iinuma
Tarô Iwate ...
Mogami
Takao Kinoshita
Hachirô Ika ...
Old man
Hiroshi Kanbe
Katsuhiro Nagano
Shungiku Uchida ...
Manga artist Michiko Hirai
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Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to cheer him up, Lucius accidentally slips through time and resurfaces in a modern-day public bath in Japan. There, he meets aspiring young manga artist Mami, along with others of the "flat-faced clan". Shocked by the many inventive aspects of Japan's bathing culture, Lucius returns to ancient Rome and garners tremendous attention when he implements these novel ideas back in Rome. As he time-slips back and forth between ancient Rome and modern-day Japan, Lucius' reputation as the ingenious, new bath architect begins to grow. Written by Production

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Thermae Romae  »

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Highly Entertaining Movie!
21 September 2012 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the Gala screenings at the 2012 Toronto Intl Film Festival. Unfortunately I did not manage to secure a ticket and also did not get to meet Abe-san who was there to greet fans before the show. Luckily it was one of the inflight movies on Air Canada on my way to HK, and I got to see it then. Normally on such a small screen, it would affect my enjoyment however for this particular movie, I was laughing a lot and must say one of the best comedies (with a bit of romance) I have ever seen!The music (opera) was perfect for the film, the cast especially Abe was excellent, as well as the entire production (the Rome set was impressive). If you want to have two hours of fun, this is THE movie to go to. You won't regret it :) ENJOY! I look forward to October 4 for its release in Hong Kong. You bet I want to see it again, this time on a big screen with big sound!


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