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Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)

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Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also ... See full summary »

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Mitsuru Meike

Writer:

Takao Nakano

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Credited cast:
Kyôko Hayami Kyôko Hayami ... Kayoko Saeki
Kikujirô Honda Kikujirô Honda ... Drunken Cop
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru ... Toshio Saeki
Yûichi Ishikawa Yûichi Ishikawa ... Surfer (as Yuichi Ishikawa)
Takeshi Itô Takeshi Itô ... Kim
Yôta Kawase Yôta Kawase ... Young Man (Imekura Customer)
Yoshimi Kinuta Yoshimi Kinuta ... Death Squad Member
Takashi Kobayashi Takashi Kobayashi ... Cafe Manager
Shinji Kubo Shinji Kubo ... President George W. Bush
Emi Kuroda Emi Kuroda ... Sachiko
Masataka Matsubara Masataka Matsubara ... Manager
Tetsuaki Matsue Tetsuaki Matsue ... Mamoru Saeki
Kanae Mizuhara Kanae Mizuhara ... Secretary
Yûji Motoi Yûji Motoi ... Man in Black - A
Masayoshi Nogami Masayoshi Nogami ... Secondhand Bookseller
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Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also accidentally comes into possession of a cylinder containing George W. Bush's finger, whose fingerprint is designed to launch a nuclear missile, and international spies are soon chasing her. Written by Masood Meery, Mashhad, IRAN

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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loopy Japanese farce
7 August 2007 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

It's hard to know just what to make of the Japanese film, "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai." Is it a parody of a softcore porn flick or just a softcore porn flick itself? I tend to think it's the former, since, along with its myriad (and fairly graphic) simulated sex scenes, the film is also a wildly funny, tongue-in-cheek absurdist farce, replete with social criticism and political commentary for the deeper thinkers in the crowd. Not all of it works equally well, but you at least gotta' give 'em props for trying.

Sachiko Hanai is an attractive young tutor with what a polite person might describe as an "active interest in sexual expression." Despite her job as a teacher, Sachiko is no great shakes in the brains department, until, that is, she is accidentally shot in the forehead by a secret agent from North Korea. Due to the bullet's strategic placement in the cerebral cortex, Sachiko suddenly becomes a super genius, able to comprehend French philosophy, complex laws of physics and arcane mathematical equations with no trouble whatsoever. She also develops a paranormal ability to peer into the unseen mysteries of the universe and to foretell future events. Her condition, however, does not curtail her appetite for sex; in fact, if anything, her newfound intelligence seems only to exacerbate it.

Indeed, much of the fun of "Sachiko Hanai" derives from the incongruous juxtaposition of raw sexuality with intellectual pretentiousness. There's something immensely funny about watching people make passionate love while debating the finer points of dialectical materialism and String Theory or using Susan Sontag and Noam Chomsky as aphrodisiacs. The actors help to pull it off by playing their scenes with a straight-faced, deadpan seriousness that enhances the humor.

The plot gets even weirder when Sachiko finds herself in possession of the cloned, self-animated finger of George W. Bush and the machine that would allow it to unleash an arsenal of deadly nuclear weapons on an unsuspecting world. How's that for a storyline?

I frankly have no idea what this spy thriller cum sex comedy is really all about, but I had a great deal of fun watching it just the same.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 October 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,787, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$5,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,383
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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