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Endoresu warutsu (1995)

Koji Wakamatsu's biopic about a Japanese free jazz/improvisation saxophonist named Kaoru Abe.

Director:

Kôji Wakamatsu

Writers:

Masao Adachi (script) (as Izuru Deguchi), Mayumi Inaba (original novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leona Hirota ... Izumi Suzuki (as Reona Hirota)
Kou Machida ... Kaoru Abe (as Machizo Machida)
Haruko Sagara Haruko Sagara ... Lily
Masato Furuoya Masato Furuoya ... Motoharu Yoshizawa
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Mr. Tanabe
Shirô Sano ... Shoji Eda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomoko Aihara Tomoko Aihara ... Bar Hostess
Keiji Haino Keiji Haino ... Keiji Haino
Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu ... Tourist Man (as Kazuo Komizu)
Ryûshi Mizukami Ryûshi Mizukami ... Bar Customer
Asuka Momose Asuka Momose ... Nobuko
Teruto Soejima Teruto Soejima ... Keizo Inoue
Homei Yanagawa Homei Yanagawa ... Crematorium Alto Player
Yokoyama Yoshihiro Yokoyama Yoshihiro ... Cop
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Koji Wakamatsu's biopic about a Japanese free jazz/improvisation saxophonist named Kaoru Abe.

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Taglines:

Koroshitai hodo, aishitai. (The more you kill, the more you love.)


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Endless Waltz See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku Daiichi Kogyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a novel by Mayumi Inaba. See more »

Goofs

At 26:27 seconds, a man says "Husserl is a French philosopher, he wrote "Speech and Phenomena", (meaning Edmund Husserl), which Karou does correct him saying that is was actually Jacques Derrida who wrote it. Edmund Husserl was actually of German nationality, not French. See more »

Quotes

[Karou and Izumi are at a subway station, Karou pulls back Izumi's jacket so the wind from the subway makes her cold in a jokenly manner, he then hugs her]
Kaoru Abe: Izumi!
Izumi Suzuki: What?
Kaoru Abe: Let's get married.
Izumi Suzuki: All right.
Kaoru Abe: Right now!
Izumi Suzuki: You won't postprone, won't you?
Kaoru Abe: No way!
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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