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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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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
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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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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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,787, 13 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,994, 29 April 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ignore Other Review
11 July 2007 | by swnthomSee all my reviews

First off, I think the other reviewer was himself too wrapped up in the sex scenes and completely missed the charm of this film. Yes, this is a sex movie and yes the sex scenes do go on for quiet a while and yes the lead actress Emi Kuroda is nude quite a bit. For some, all that can either be a deterrent but you should neither dismiss nor approve of this film.

I can say this. The film is offbeat and has a distinct charm and sense of humor to it. In this world where Transformers is the number 1 movie in America (God help us all), The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is a much needed change of pace.

Again, I will stress. Do not dismiss this film because of the sex and nudity in it. Watch it through and you will like it. Also, ignore the box calling it "a mixture of Godard and the South Park crew." Godard could never make a movie like this


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