5.8/10
673
14 user 39 critic

Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)

Clip
5:49 | Clip
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 »

Director:

Mitsuru Meike

Writer:

Takao Nakano

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rika never expected to encounter the living dead as she skipped school to visit her grandfather. She is forced to survive and discovers incredible zombie fighting skills.

Director: Ken'ichi Fujiwara
Stars: Mina Arai, Lemon Hanazawa, Kotoha Hiroyama
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of ... See full summary »

Director: Ryû Murakami
Stars: Miho Nikaido, Yayoi Kusama, Sayoko Amano
Pink Curtain (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Okuyama is a stocker at the supermarket who has no luck with women. His life is thrown upside down when his sister Noriko unexpectedly moves into his house. Okuyama is overcome with lustful... See full summary »

Director: Yasuaki Uegaki
Stars: Jun Miho, Masahiko Abe, Naomi Hagio
Adventure | Crime | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Cheerleading squads traveling on a bus to a state competition are kidnapped for ransom by former football players.

Director: Jeff Werner
Stars: Kristine DeBell, Jason Williams, Anthony Lewis
Naughty! (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A look at sex and pornography through down the ages. From the liberal ancient Greeks, to the hypocritical Victorians, and on to modern times.

Director: Stanley A. Long
Stars: Chris Lethbridge-Baker, Lee Donald, Brenda Peters
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young widow, Noriko, lives with her senile father-in-law, Shukichi, on a farm. He believes his favorite cow, long gone, is still alive. Noriko pretends to be the cow and lets him milk her - a satisfying arrangement for them both.

Director: Daisuke Gotô
Stars: Hôryû Nakamura, Ryôko Asagi, Yumeka Sasaki
Ambiguous (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Five suicidal people meet on the internet and form a 'suicide group'. They all have reasons for which they want to terminate their lives. They arrange to meet at one of the member's homes to spend their last hours together.

Director: Toshiya Ueno
Stars: Hidehisa Ebata, Noriko Murayama, Nikki Sasaki
Documentary | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

Director: Michel Gondry
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill
Gun Woman (2014)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.

Director: Kurando Mitsutake
Stars: Jennifer Mullaney, Matthew Floyd Miller, Dean Simone
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: W.P. Mogul
Stars: Duane Prodd, Chris Robin, Dee Dee Dailes
Watermelon (Video 2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Ryûichi Honda
Stars: Runa Akatsuki, Akira Asai, Akira Fujino
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Wonderful oddity, then downhill from there
26 October 2006 | by boomaga1See all my reviews

A lot of soft-core sex, yes... after about the fifth sex scene they become not only gratuitous, but untitillating and annoying. In fact, some of the sex just blatantly screams "fanservice" (anime term).

The politics are heavy-handed and sledgehammer style. Yes, W.'s there, playing a demonic presence - but somehow it's less insulting to him than, say, a European movie would've been.

Great bizarre surreal stuff in the first 45 minutes. Kind of liked where it was going.

There's a lot of it that reminded me of manga mixed with 60's Italian surreal trippy movies. But then the last 1/2 of the movie just seems like they ran out of money and ideas.

After it hits the hour mark, you start to feel the momentum running down... some of the best ideas that you expect to be going somewhere just unravel. Characters are used up and disposed of, or sometimes just disposed of. A whole scene plays out in a cave that I thought would never ever ever end. I don't mind that they didn't spoon-feed the essential message of the film but... What WAS the message ? No clue. If any Amer/Euro etc. movie started dropping philosophy-bombs like this in an attempt to prove how smart it is, it'd be laughed off the street. But since they're spouted by a kawaii Japanese girl, well, then, bless her heart.

A strange title sequence at the end of the end credits, too.

Some budgetary constraints are very apparent - sound effects, many editing points, and one (I hesitate to even call it) shootout was hilariously awful. Some very cheap makeup jobs.

I compare this to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Cure" - they're different kinds of movie but "Cure" also has a surreal sense - the characters feel like real people and it's terrifying. "Sachiko" just leaves me... pfft. nah. Good enough.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 October 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,787, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$5,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,383
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed