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

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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 ... 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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very amusing mystery with not so good acting
2 August 2001 | by rogierrSee all my reviews

Although it has some dumb humour, it is an appealing thriller about a man who is confused about what's going on and gets even more confused (Kafka?). Another director would have been nice for this movie, because Tanaka probably doesn't really know how to get the actors to perform authentic in this apparently not so cheap film that needs good acting to get the black humour across. Unfortunately the acting turns out to be horrible (except Shinichi Tsutsumi), but the cinematography (Kazuhiko Sato) and the structure of the story are entertaining enough to keep you interested. Monday felt like Desperado (Rodriguez, 1995) for a while and then the mystery took over with some off-beat cinematic experiments that I appreciated very much. It ultimately didn't satisfy completely though, because of the forced finale of the story and nothing really stands out. I'm not going to spoil anything further, because somehow this curio is well worth watching.


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Release Date:

26 January 2001 (Norway) See more »

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