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Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters (2006)

Tachiguishi retsuden (original title)
A fictional documentary about changing Japanese eating habits and the colorful thieves that swindle the restaurants which serve them.

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writer:

Mamoru Oshii
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshikazu Fujiki Yoshikazu Fujiki ... Chuichi Koshiramaru
Mako Hyôdô ... Kitsunecroquette no Ogin
Yoshikazu Ishii Yoshikazu Ishii ... Thug
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Mitsuhisa Ishikawa ... Nageki no Inumaru
Kenji Kamiyama Kenji Kamiyama ... Manager Kamiyama
Kenji Kawai Kenji Kawai ... Hamburger no Tetsu
Shôji Kawamori Shôji Kawamori ... Indian
Toshio Suzuki
Katsuya Terada Katsuya Terada ... Frankfurt no Tatsu
Kôichi Yamadera ... Narration
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A fictional documentary about changing Japanese eating habits and the colorful thieves that swindle the restaurants which serve them.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters See more »

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Production I.G. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Word salad... Heavy word salad...
9 January 2007 | by stillrollingSee all my reviews

A documentary without a loss for words... ever...

Let us assume that the narration is more than a spoof, let us assume it is a commentary on Japanese society. And as this film is as fast paced an absurdist documentary as they come, the constant wordplay, as fast is it goes, and as poorly translated as it is-- in its current festival screener version as seen tonight at the Copenhagen Cinematek-- It is still quite enjoyable.

But for the patient, and ONLY the truly patient and open-minded, I'm talking to you Jim Jarmusch fans with ADD relapses, I believe this is a film for you. It's an intelligent film if you allow it to win you over.

Quite beautiful, and quite kitsch, and quite Japanese sub-culture. And quite experimental. Static 2D in a 3D world. All in all, Fun for those that want to see a Japanese film that spoofs Japanese food culture. A thumbs up if you're in the mood for something completely different.


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