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Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987)

Gokiburi-tachi no tasogare (original title)
A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.

Director:

Hiroaki Yoshida

Writer:

Steve Kramer (dialogue: English version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Saitô
Setsuko Karasuma Setsuko Karasuma ... Momoko
Kanako Fujiwara Kanako Fujiwara ... Daughter
Eri Watanabe Eri Watanabe ... Wife (as Eriko Watanabe)
Atsuko Asano Atsuko Asano ... Naomi (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Naomi (1992) (voice)
Ichirôta Miyakawa ... Ichirô (voice)
Stephen Apostolina ... Ichirô (1992) (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Yasuo (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Yasuo (1992) (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Takashi (voice)
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Takashi (1992) (voice)
Ryoko Takakura Ryoko Takakura ... Parsley (voice)
Melora Harte ... Parsley (1992) (voice)
Hiroshi Yagyû Hiroshi Yagyû ... Seiji (voice)
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A messy bachelor's apartment is a paradise for the huge colony of cockroaches living there: no sprays, no traps, and plenty of food. When the homeowner's girlfriend moves in, however, the party comes to an abrupt end, and the roaches must quickly adapt to a life of struggling for survival. Combines animation with live actors. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They'll kill us all!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight of the Cockroaches See more »

Filming Locations:

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Ochiro: So it's come down to this... total war. But you know what? I'm going to survive it. I feel certain about that.
Hans: Maybe so. I hope so. Then when it's all over you and I can settle things between us.
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Featured in The Chronic Rift: War in Science Fiction (1991) See more »

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Fantasia
Vocals and Lyrics by Shiori Kano
Music by Morgan Fisher
Courtesy of Kitty Records and µ Label
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Another one of those "oh it's so great" cult movies (dubbed)
9 June 2001 | by Jeremy BristolSee all my reviews

This is another one of those cult classics that everyone in "the know" claims is so great. Well, the backdrops (a sort of mixed bag of pop art collage and live action) are terrificly bizarre, the highlights (along with the story itself) of this equally mixed movie. Unfortunately, neither the animated cockroaches or the live action humans are anything special (Bing Crosby dancing with Jerry the mouse looks more realistic, so I won't bother comparing it to Roger Rabbit). I was constantly thrust out of "the dream." However, that was probably due to the awful English dubbing.


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