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Sabu (2002)

When a young man is sent to a prison workhouse for a crime he did not commit his friend on the outside must find evidence to clear his name.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Yô Takeyama (screenplay) (as Hiroshi Takeyama), Shûgorô Yamamoto (novel)
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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Eiji
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Sabu
Tomoko Tabata Tomoko Tabata ... Nobuko
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Osue
Kenji Sawada Kenji Sawada ... Okayasu
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Matsuda
Tatsuo Yamada Tatsuo Yamada ... Ryojiro Kojima
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Yohei
Keisuke Horibe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô ... Giichi
Mayuko Nishiyama Mayuko Nishiyama ... Osono
Ren Osugi ... Heizo (as Ren Ôsugi)
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Kinta
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Toku
Yujiro Taniyama Yujiro Taniyama
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A tale set in the Tokugawa Era. Framed for a crime he did not commit, Eiji is subjected to the harsh realities of the Ishikawa Island workhouse. Sabu, Eiji's longtime friend, must discover who is responsible for Eiji's incarceration, before the prison life consumes him completely. Written by blaza

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jidai geki | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Other People Don't Matter

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 May 2002 (Japan) See more »

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Studmuffin Reformed by Unearned Punishment
2 November 2003 | by zelenySee all my reviews

Coming from the prolifically warped Takashi Miike, this is a surprisingly straightforward psychological period drama. As witnessed and protected by his self-effacing best friend Sabu (Satoshi Tsumabuki), pretty boy Eiji (Tatsuya Fujiwara) receives proper comeuppance for his arrogance through being wrongfully accused and punished for a crime inspired by his allure. The bootleg U.S. DVD by Ctenosaur is a work of love. Highly recommended.


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