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A simple funeral turns a man's world topsy turvy.

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SABU (as Sabu)
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Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Koichi Takagi, the salaryman
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Yuko Kirishima, the yakuza girl
Ren Osugi ... Murai Yoshio, the colleague (as Ren Ôsugi)
Masanobu Andô ... Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man
Hideki Noda Hideki Noda ... Shingo Kamiyama, strange man of the bar
Akira Yamamoto Akira Yamamoto ... Kiichiro Hanai, boss of the yakuzas
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Yuki Machida, Koichi's girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Guest at funeral
Hijiri Kojima Hijiri Kojima ... Akiko
Yutaka Matsushige ... Masaki Kubo, yakuza
Toshie Negishi Toshie Negishi ... Miyoko Kondô, Mitsuo's mother
Nao Ohmori ... Guest at Funeral (as Nao Ômori)
Kôzô Satô Kôzô Satô
Hiroshi Shimizu Hiroshi Shimizu ... TV expert on guns
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Daisuke Ôshima, task force leader
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A salaryman wakes up in a posh hotel room, totally clueless about how he got there. Slowly, he recalls what happened a day before - attending a funeral, dating but annoying his girlfriend, getting drunk in a pub and getting to know a yakuza and his beautiful mistress, having a gun in his hand and... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (Norway) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The intricacies of Japanese society shown by Mr.Hiroyuki Tanaka
4 July 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Actors making films is a new trend in Japanese cinema.It is a known fact that many of them are no so successful.The only exception in the history of Japanese cinema is Takeshi Kitano who is good as an actor as well as a film maker.Monday is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka who is one of the most important actors of Japanese cinema.In this film he has given viewers unfettered access into the minds of various sections of Japanese society.What we see in the film is the way people like a family,a salary man,some yakuzas and some of the police behave in the course of their normal lives.The idea of the film is not to criticize a section to praise a different one.In this film,Sabu wants to show us his protagonists with their real intentions,moods and motives for leading lives which they feel are suitable for them.Monday is also a plea for peace as Japanese people have suffered enormous losses in the past especially during the World War 2.This is the reason why violence has been shunned in this film.PS:kindly watch with close attention the performance of Terajima Susumu who also stars in Sabu's wonderful film "The Blessing Bell".


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