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Kyôso tanjô (1993)

A young man, Kazuo, joins a new cult religion even though he sees through the initial recruitment pretense, and participating in the activities of a new social phenomenon, some of whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Toshihiro Tenma

Writers:

Yuji Kato, Takeshi Kitano (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Masato Hagiwara Masato Hagiwara ... Kazuo Takayama
Kôji Tamaki Kôji Tamaki ... Tetsuharu Komamura
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Go
Takeshi Kitano ... Daisuke Shiba
Masami Shimojô ... Original 'Kyoso'
Miyako Yamaguchi Miyako Yamaguchi ... Yoko
Masako Motai ... Masako
Aya Kokumai Aya Kokumai ... Tomoko
Yoshie Minami ... Hisae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Man beaten up in alley
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda
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A young man, Kazuo, joins a new cult religion even though he sees through the initial recruitment pretense, and participating in the activities of a new social phenomenon, some of whose members genuinely believe in the principles and practice as preached, while others have more Machiavellian motives. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 November 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Many Happy Returns See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Mostly a gentle comedy
3 June 2001 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

Yes, Beat T does make some gentle comedies. This one pokes fairly gentle fun at small religious cults, although Beat does live up to his name, and physically punish some of the characters when they stray from the script. I only rated this film as Five, as it is rather too slow for my liking, and perhaps I think cults need the boot sunk in more firmly. However, if you enjoyed Beat's A SCENE BY THE SEA, you'll probably find this one at least okay.


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