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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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21 October 2013 | by cledorurunSee all my reviews

In Showa era, before the World War 2, a prosecutor named Sakisaka and a dramatist named Tsubaki meets in an investigation room of the metropolitan police department. At first Sakisaka tries to prevent Tsubaki's theatrical company "University of Laughs," but as they rewrite the script, Sakisaka comes to enjoy the rewriting with Tsubaki…

This movie is almost composed of the conversations of the two and the situation hardly changes from the investigation room. Thus, some people may think this movie do not have passionate scene and the images are boring. On the other hand, the two actors play the contrastive characterized men. I think it great that their conversations which draws the attentions of the audience. Tsubaki has a ready wit and promptly thinks of the lines which are full of humor. The humor which Tsubaki think every time made me laugh.

I was also impressed with the set of the structure. Actually they are buildings now exist, they looks like the real Tokyo in the beginning of Showa era.


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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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