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Doing Time (2002)

Keimusho no naka (original title)
A man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of the cell-mates to abandon their individuality.

Director:

Yôichi Sai

Writers:

Wui-Sin Chong, Kazuichi Hanawa (comic book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Hanawa
Teruyuki Kagawa
Tomorô Taguchi ... Tanabe
Yutaka Matsushige ... Koya
Toshifumi Muramatsu Toshifumi Muramatsu
Ren Osugi ... Takahashi (as Ren Ôsugi)
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Tomoda, Janitor of the factory
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô
Matomu Onda Matomu Onda
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi
Kippei Shîna
Yôsuke Kubozuka
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita ... Ouchi
Hidekazu Nagae Hidekazu Nagae
Koji Enokido Koji Enokido
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A man serving a sentence in a minimum-security prison. Life in the jail is rigid and organized, eventually leading all of the cell-mates to abandon their individuality.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Doing Time See more »

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A striking portrait
25 February 2003 | by WriConsultSee all my reviews

This movie plays out as a series of vignettes, each a few minutes long, focusing on various aspects of the (Japanese) writer's time spent in a Japanese prison. There is virtually no violence or brutality as one might expect from prison life, rather incredibly arbitrary and strict rules and incredible boredom. Not fast moving, but not boring either. Vividly, and in a way beautifully, portrayed.


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