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The World Sinks Except Japan (2006)

Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 2 September 2006 (Japan)
Due to global warming and the shifting of tectonic plates, most of the Earth's land has sunk beneath the surface of the ocean. Only Japan remains and refugees from all nations try to incorporate themselves into Japanese society:

Director:

Minoru Kawasaki

Writers:

Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Masakazu Migita (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kenji Kohashi Kenji Kohashi
Shûji Kashiwabara Shûji Kashiwabara
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Cheston ... Mother
Blake Crawford Blake Crawford ... Jerry Cruising
Avery Fane ... Bar gangster (as Avery Fane)
Hiroshi Fujioka
Delcea Mihaela Gabriela Delcea Mihaela Gabriela
Jon Heese Jon Heese ... President Pepiton
Arthur Kuroda Arthur Kuroda
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo
Ian Moore Ian Moore
Kenji Motomiya Kenji Motomiya ... Gat
Takenori Murano Takenori Murano
Ryôji Okamoto Ryôji Okamoto
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Due to global warming and the shifting of tectonic plates, most of the Earth's land has sunk beneath the surface of the ocean. Only Japan remains and refugees from all nations try to incorporate themselves into Japanese society:

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I have no idea if they were kidding or not, but the film is very amateurish regardless.
7 July 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The World Sinks Except Japan" is set in the near future. It begins with the United States being destroyed by Earthquakes and floods--and millions of refugees pour into Europe, Australia and Asia. Then, one-by-one, the rest of the nations of the world suffer the same fate...except for Japan. As a result, the country is inundated with immigrants--and the Japanese soon get sick of all these poor freeloaders.

After having seen "The World Sinks Except Japan", I think it was a comedy--a parody of sorts. However, I am not really sure. Does it make fun of the old xenophobic Japan of the WWII era or is it really just a nasty xenophobic flick? I am not sure...and that alone make this a movie that isn't super-satisfying. However, whether it's a joke or not, you really can't help but notice that it's incredibly poorly made. Now part of this could be part of some joke (that I didn't at all understand) but seeing incredibly broad overacting, 'American' actors who can barely speak English at all (you'd think they'd hire more real Americans or actors who could at least approximate the language) and some tacky references (such as making Chinese and Korean leaders lapdogs of the Japanese in the movie--pretty tacky when you think about history and the 1930s) all made me just think the film was bad...and a bit dull to boot.


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