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University of Laughs (2004)

Warai no daigaku (original title)
In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.

Director:

Mamoru Hoshi

Writer:

Kôki Mitani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Mutsuo Sakisaka
Gorô Inagaki ... Hajime Tsubaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura
Masao Komatsu Masao Komatsu ... Kanta Aozora
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi ... Police Officer in the Corridor
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In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.

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Comedy | Drama

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Based on the stage play of the same name by the same writer. See more »

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the great actors
13 September 2013 | by sawii29See all my reviews

Sakisaka, working as an inspector of comedy script, hardly laughs. One day, he meets a scriptwriter named Tsubaki Hajime. Tsubaki comes to him to get the script checked, then it can be on at his theater. However, Sakisaka doesn't say "ok", he asks him to rewrite and bring it the next day. Tsumaki follows his advice and the two come to make the script more interesting together. But it doesn't last so long. One day, Tsubaki brings a sad news with a great comedy script and then,,,

I laughed a lot seeing this movie. Koji Yakusho, acted Sakisaka, is one of the greatest actors in Japan. I'm a big fan of him. Sakisaka is a serious person. He doesn't laugh and dislike comedy, but gradually changes. Yakusho expressed the small change faithfully in the film. And I'm also a fan of Koji Mitani. His movies are always funny and interesting.

This movie must make you laugh and give you bravery to keep going what you like to do.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,733,651
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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