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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

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Emi Kuroda is absolutely tremendous
6 February 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Well what ever can one say!? If ever a country is awarded a trophy for making the most jaw dropping films, that country will undoubtedly be Japan. Partly it is a cultural difference and the fact that until fairly recently the Japanese hardly stepped outside their own country or partook of another peoples cultures, to then find an American presence within their nation after World War 2, has created some fascinating contradictions. This colourful extravaganza is part erotic, part silly, part funny and also attempting a heady mix of politics and philosophy. Not always successful (possibly because of budgetary restraints) this is never less than great fun and the good/bad girl at the centre, played by adult video star, Emi Kuroda is absolutely tremendous. Her looks and her performance that is. References to the Iraq war and the stuff with President bush's finger are maybe pushing things but this is still well worth a look, even if only because it certainly is that little bit different.


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