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Stylish road movie in which a kidnapped youth becomes friends with his abductors.

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Kazushi Watanabe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daijiro Kawaoka Daijiro Kawaoka ... Usami
Kazushi Watanabe ... Yokohama
Takeo Noro Takeo Noro ... Chiba
Ryo Shinmyo Ryo Shinmyo ... Kobe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masashi Endô Masashi Endô ... Happy
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ... Police-Man
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A university student is kidnapped by young men in a car. No ransom is asked as the men are just bored roving thugs who have nothing better to do nor do they have any specific mission or purpose. Fasinated by the men's close bonds, the abused student slowly turns from victim to accomplice. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

5 December 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

19(2001) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$355,447
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GAGA See more »
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Color
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A bit weird
27 May 2012 | by meteoraxvSee all my reviews

Movie was a bit weird. Plot is nothing really worth mentioning. Definitely not story of the year-material. But it was a fun watch.

Some guy riding his bike gets picked up by a group of youths. I say "group", because "gang" isn't really the right word. Just a bunch of totally random guys, each one a weirdo in his own right.

Anyways, the guys take him into their "group", and they continue cruising around in their (stolen) car. They turn out to be a bunch of layabouts, not really doing anything useful for society other than effing over some people for money and just going here and there in more stolen cars. They're not really dangerous criminals though, just some idle juveniles.

The main character doesn't have a clue WTF is going on, neither do we, the audience. And it stays that way until the very end. Oh, and after the end.

It was a nice watch, though. Just some guys chilling. Nice film to watch on a hot summer day with a beer and some buddies.

I recognize the guy from Boogiepop and Others here, always nice seeing a familiar face from a good movie in a another good movie! 7*


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